Friday, July 5, 2013

Cape Town – Then and Now

Taken from the getaway Blog ( 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: [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]

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Taken from the getaway Blog ( Posted By Janine Mare On May 23, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

Photoblog: Cape Town – then and now

By: Janine Mare
23 May 2013
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Photoblog: Cape Town – then and now

By: Janine Mare
23 May 2013
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