Friday, July 5, 2013

Cape Town – Then and Now

Taken from the getaway Blog (http://blog.getaway.co.za) Posted By Janine Mare On May 23, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

Cape Town [1], South Africa’s beloved Mother City, has changed dramatically over the years. Towering office blocks have overrun the city, bars and restaurants litter the streets and new Cape Town hotels [2] can be found at every corner as industries boom. With this increase in infrastructure, Cape Town has changed her face. Take a look at Cape Town then and the Mother City as it is now:


In 1899 Woodstock was a beach. Today Woodstock is a busy industrial area.
Image source: Mallix [3]

Welgemeend in Gardens was built in the 1700s and is one of the oldest surviving houses in Cape Town. Today the Welgemeend venue is used as a wedding and function venue.
Image source: pesteil2b [4]

The 1900 Naval Base in Simon's Town. Simon's Town harbour as appears here today.
 Image source: HomeAway [5]

A view of Sea Point in 1890. The built-up contemporary view of Sea Point as it is today.
Image source: Kapstadt.de [6]

Orange Street in 1870. The modern Orange Street in Cape Town.
Image source: Citysightseeing-blog [7]

The Old Pier in Cape Town which started from Adderly Street. The Foreshore area of Cape Town that you can see today.
Image source: Citysightseeing-blog [8]

The Mowbray lime kilns in 1910 that were torn down. The Forest Hill staff housing for UCT that replaced them.
Image source: UCT [9]

Lion's Head as viewed from Table Mountain over the years.
Image source: Panoramio [10]

Kloof Road that runs down to the beach as it was in 1953. Kloof road as we see it today.
Image source: Walkthecape [11]

A desolate Cape Town harbour in 1948. The fully functioning harbour that we see in Cape Town today.
Image source: Naturalmeat [12]

The first Cape Argus cycle tour with 525 people taking part in 1978. The Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour today, with over 35 000 participants.
Image source: Homeless [13]

Table Mountain from an undeveloped Blouberg beach in 1950. The developed Boubergstrand area now with Table Mountain in the distance.
Image soure: Expactcapetown [14]

De Waal Park in 1898. De Waal Park as it still lives on today.
Image source: De Waal Park [15]
Historical images courtesy of RoomsforAfrica [16]

Article printed from Getaway Travel Blog: http://blog.getaway.co.za
URL to article: http://blog.getaway.co.za/photography/historical-cape-town/
URLs in this post:
[1] Cape Town: http://guide.getaway.co.za/south-africa/cape-town-south-africa-travel-information-accommodation-tour-operators-and-maps/
[2] Cape Town hotels: http://www.south-african-hotels.com/region/cape-town/hotels/
[3] Mallix: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mallix/3541240863/lightbox/
[4] pesteil2b: http://pesteil2b.wordpress.com/our-wedding-venue/
[5] HomeAway: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p57825
[6] Kapstadt.de: http://www.kapstadt.de/reisefuehrer/atlantikkueste/sea-point
[7] Citysightseeing-blog: http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2012/02/10/the-multi-coloured-mother-city-wonder/
[8] Citysightseeing-blog: http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2010/07/06/old-pier/
[9] UCT: http://www.accommodation.uct.ac.za/staff/tour/
[10] Panoramio: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/64719044
[11] Walkthecape: http://walkthecape.blogspot.com/2012_09_01_archive.html
[12] Naturalmeat: http://www.naturalmeat.co.za/Facilities.htm
[13] Homeless: http://homeless.org.za/apps/wordpress/?page_id=70
[14] Expactcapetown: http://www.expatcapetown.com/blouberg-cape-town.html
[15] De Waal Park: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:De_Waal_Park,_Gardens,_Cape_Town_2012-09-15_16-13-21.jpg
[16] RoomsforAfrica: http://www.roomsforafrica.com/art/cape_town_historical_photos

Taken from the getaway Blog (http://blog.getaway.co.za) Posted By Janine Mare On May 23, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

Photoblog: Cape Town – then and now

By: Janine Mare
23 May 2013
- See more at: http://blog.getaway.co.za/photography/historical-cape-town/#sthash.BiSGOGUq.dpuf

Photoblog: Cape Town – then and now

By: Janine Mare
23 May 2013
- See more at: http://blog.getaway.co.za/photography/historical-cape-town/#sthash.BiSGOGUq.dpuf

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