60 Nostalgic Photos of the Good Old Days
No ice cream truck here…the youngsters in this 1970s neighborhood got their frozen treats from a peddler pedaling a bicycle. The peddler’s cooler compartment kept the goodies frozen until the youngsters were ready to eat them.
Map of Cape Town 1891.
VIEW ORIGINAL.........for a fascinating look at what the city looked like 122 years ago. Virtually all the well known streets are there albeit, sparsely populated.. Today’s residential areas were mostly farms and small-holdings.. Unfortunately a small area on the right (Sea Point) has been damaged and the ‘repair job’ could have been better, but still gives a good indication of the lay of the land.
House built on the farm Noordhoek given by Baron Gustav Wilhelm van Imhoff to the widow Christina Rousseau In 1741, the Directors of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) finally decided to admit defeat to Mother Nature. To save their ships from the constant barrage of her deadly winter storms, they put a halt to anchorage at Table Bay. The new, safer destination at Simon’s Bay was a less than perfect alternative, however. Once on land, the return trek on foot to Cape Town to source vital…