Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A little bit of Cape Town History...

A compilation of a series of historical photos, showing the growth of Cape Town. It's amazing to see how things have changed and developed into the town we know affectionately as the Mother City. Enjoy this journey back in history.

Orange Street, Cape Town in 1870

The beach that used to be in Woodstock. This photo was taken in 1899
The naval base of Simon's Town in 1900
Welgemeend is one of the oldest surviving houses in Cape Town and was built in Gardens in 1700. This photo was taken in 1901
The lime kilns in Mowbray in 1910, with Table Mountain in the background
The Old Pier was completed in 1910 and became a popular spot for Capetonians. This picture was taken in 1911
The USS Huntington arrives to a very desolate foreshore in 1948. The foreshore was built in 1945, but due to the economic climate after the war, it took a while to be properly utilized
The view from Blouberg in 1950
Kloof Road en-route to Glen Beach in 1953
The first Cape Argus cycle tour took place in 1978, with 525 people taking place

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