Rhodes Memorial Under Construction - 1905 to 1908 Italian masons were employed to cut up huge granite blocks, in Paarl.

Rhodes Memorial Under Construction - 1905 to 1908 Italian masons were employed to cut up huge granite blocks, in Paarl.

Cape town Civic Centre under construction - 1975 south africa

Cape town Civic Centre under construction - 1975 south africa

Cape Town: The Bark, William Hales, Towing Out Of Port In 1886. The featured vessel in this painting is the American bark, William Holes. She was rounding the Cape of Good Hope from Singapore en route to New York when she went aground on a reef off Struis Point. The ships' log reveals the predicament. "Put in leaky. Struck reef off Struis Point and bumped very heavily. After setting all sail ship came off. All hands worked pumps. Water gained rapidly so made for Table Bay."

Cape Town: The Bark, William Hales, Towing Out Of Port In 1886. The featured vessel in this painting is the American bark, William Holes. She was rounding the Cape of Good Hope from Singapore en route to New York when she went aground on a reef off Struis Point. The ships' log reveals the predicament. "Put in leaky. Struck reef off Struis Point and bumped very heavily. After setting all sail ship came off. All hands worked pumps. Water gained rapidly so made for Table Bay."

Have you ever wandered what Cape Town was like back in the good old days when people still wrote letters, men still opened doors for women and blowing your nose into a handkerchief was common practise. Take a look at these marvelous … Continue reading →

Hout Bay, still a Village 1900 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Hout Bay, still a Village 1900 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Cape Town history Chevrolet Phaeton on Suikerbossie | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Cape Town history Chevrolet Phaeton on Suikerbossie | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Sea Point Station c1901 | According to an old map there were five 'stops' between Three Anchor Bay and the end of the line. This looks like the 'main'station where the present day swimming pool is.

Sea Point Station c1901 | According to an old map there were five 'stops' between Three Anchor Bay and the end of the line. This looks like the 'main'station where the present day swimming pool is.

The manganese loading jetty 1908 Chapman's Peak in the background | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The manganese loading jetty 1908 Chapman's Peak in the background | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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