Port Elizabeth & the Eastern Cape

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Port Elizabeth Daily Photo: Then and Now - Lower Baakens Valley Port Elizabeth, Daily Photo, Then And Now, Fast Cars, Fresh Water, South Africa, Sailing, Om, Cape

Then and Now - Lower Baakens Valley

Way back in the early days when the first ships started coming past our coastline they used to sail into the bay to get fresh water in the lagoon near the mouth of the Baakens River. The Baakens River got it's name from the Dutch East Indian Company beacon that was placed at the fountain below Fort Frederick from where sailors could collect fresh water from for the ships. The fountain later supplied water to the early settlement that later became Port Elizabeth. In April 1851 a wooden tank…

Then and Now - The Port Elizabeth Opera House Port Elizabeth, Small Town Girl, Home Again, Homeland, Fast Cars, Small Towns, South Africa, Opera House, Cape

Then and Now - The Port Elizabeth Opera House

The first meeting to discuss a new theatre for Port Elizabeth took place in 1890 after which a company was formed, shares sold and a site was agreed upon with the Town Council. The building was designed by G.W. Smith and opened on 1 December 1892. The first lessees of the building was B and F Wheeler who also presented the opening performance of JM Barrie's "Walker, London". By 1916 the theatre was taken over by African Consolidated Theatres and they turned it into a cinema. In 1961 the…

Port Elizabeth Daily Photo: Then and Now - Target Kloof Port Elizabeth, Daily Photo, Then And Now, South Africa, Target, History, City, Om, Casual

Then and Now - Target Kloof

I am sure all of us who live in Port Elizabeth drive through Target Kloof between Walmer and the Central / Cape Road area every now and then. Some on a more regular basis than others. But do we ever think about the history of the road and area? Probably not. So here is a tidbit of history. Although I couldn't find any info on where Target Kloof got its name from, I have found that on 22 April 1896 it was decided at a Town Council meeting that the Divisional Council's proposed plan to build a…

Port Elizabeth Daily Photo: The wedge building in Central Port Elizabeth, Home Again, Daily Photo, Homeland, Fast Cars, South Africa, Cape, To Go, African

The wedge building in Central

A couple of years ago I got an inquiry to find out if I had any information on the "wedge building" near the Donkin Reserve in Central. After doing a bit of research and not finding much, I posted the question on the ExPE 60's 70's and 80's page where I received a wide range of opinions and answers. And then it happened, first hand information. Elizabeth Wilson Botha gave the following answer. This block of four flats (two at street level & two upstairs) is called Pineview on the corner of…

The first meeting to discuss a new theatre for Port Elizabeth took place in 1890 after which a company was formed, shares sold and a site. Port Elizabeth, Inner World, Small Town Girl, Historical Pictures, Daily Photo, Timeline Photos, My Happy Place, Small Towns, South Africa

Then and Now - The Port Elizabeth Opera House

The first meeting to discuss a new theatre for Port Elizabeth took place in 1890 after which a company was formed, shares sold and a site was agreed upon with the Town Council. The building was designed by G.W. Smith and opened on 1 December 1892. The first lessees of the building was B and F Wheeler who also presented the opening performance of JM Barrie's "Walker, London". By 1916 the theatre was taken over by African Consolidated Theatres and they turned it into a cinema. In 1961 the…

The windpomp is one of the icons of the Karoo Heartland and as part of the landscape as Karoo koppies, sheep and Angora goats and a good . Port Elizabeth, Wind Turbine, South Africa, Landscape, Image, Google, Projects, Ideas, Blue Prints

The Windpomp

The windpomp is one of the icons of the Karoo Heartland and as part of the landscape as Karoo koppies, sheep and Angora goats and a good ol' farm gate. But have you ever wondered where the windpomp came from and how long they've been around? The first windpumps were used to pump water since at least the 9th century in what is now Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. They later became widespread across the Muslim world and also spread to China and India. From the Middle Ages onward windmills were…

An poster sized print, approx (other products available) - Baakens River and footbridge near Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Date: circa 1908 - Image supplied by Mary Evans Prints Online - Poster printed in the USA Port Elizabeth, Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Photo Mugs, Photo Gifts, Photographic Prints, Poster Size Prints, Photo Puzzle, South Africa

Then and Now - Target Kloof

I am sure all of us who live in Port Elizabeth drive through Target Kloof between Walmer and the Central / Cape Road area every now and then. Some on a more regular basis than others. But do we ever think about the history of the road and area? Probably not. So here is a tidbit of history. Although I couldn't find any info on where Target Kloof got its name from, I have found that on 22 April 1896 it was decided at a Town Council meeting that the Divisional Council's proposed plan to build a…

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Port Elizabeth Daily Photo: The wedge building in Central Port Elizabeth, Daily Photo, Cape, Wedges, Mansions, House Styles, Building, Mantle, Mansion Houses

The wedge building in Central

A couple of years ago I got an inquiry to find out if I had any information on the "wedge building" near the Donkin Reserve in Central. After doing a bit of research and not finding much, I posted the question on the ExPE 60's 70's and 80's page where I received a wide range of opinions and answers. And then it happened, first hand information. Elizabeth Wilson Botha gave the following answer. This block of four flats (two at street level & two upstairs) is called Pineview on the corner of…

Three Karoo Heartland icons, all in one picture. Big open sky, Karoo koppies (in this case Koffiebus and Teebus outside Steynsburg) a. Port Elizabeth, Heartland, One Pic, The Outsiders, Landscapes, Icons, Sky, Mountains, Pictures

Three Karoo Heartland icons

Three Karoo Heartland icons, all in one picture. Big open sky, Karoo koppies (in this case Koffiebus and Teebus outside Steynsburg) and the good ol' reliable Windpomp.

I am sure all of us who live in Port Elizabeth drive through Target Kloof between Walmer and the Central / Cape Road area every now and t. Port Elizabeth, Daily Photo, Then And Now, South Africa, Cape, Target, History, Casual, Mantle

Then and Now - Target Kloof

I am sure all of us who live in Port Elizabeth drive through Target Kloof between Walmer and the Central / Cape Road area every now and then. Some on a more regular basis than others. But do we ever think about the history of the road and area? Probably not. So here is a tidbit of history. Although I couldn't find any info on where Target Kloof got its name from, I have found that on 22 April 1896 it was decided at a Town Council meeting that the Divisional Council's proposed plan to build a…

the youth of port elizabeth needs more then just a harsh words , they need postive role models .This is PE spinners unity to clean up their spinning pitch an. Harsh Words, Port Elizabeth, Gangsters, Role Models, Cape, Dolores Park, Travel, Models, Mantle

Port elizabeth youth rise up against gangsterism.. help clean the streets

the youth of port elizabeth needs more then just a harsh words , they need postive role models .This is PE spinners unity to clean up their spinning pitch an...

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Snorkeling at Sardinia Bay Port Elizabeth, Sardinia, Where The Heart Is, Snorkeling, South Africa, Cape, Mantle, Cabo, Cloak

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Decent conditions for a change. Port Elizabeth, Krystal, Snorkeling, Cape, Restaurant, Beach, Mantle, Cabo, The Beach

6 Pillars Snorkel - Port Elizabeth

Decent conditions for a change.

(Port Elizabeth) – Tired of leaving the destiny of the Eastern Cape’s largest city to chance, a movement billed as “a private good citizen initiative” is quietly gathering momentum, with one common… Good Citizen, Port Elizabeth, Good News, Dean, Cape, River, Outdoor, Instagram, Mantle

Rehabilitating the ‘Ghost on the Coast’

(Port Elizabeth) – Tired of leaving the destiny of the Eastern Cape’s largest city to chance, a movement billed as “a private good citizen initiative” is quietly gathering momentum, with one common…