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April 27, 2012

Cape Town 360 years on – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

These images were taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Anton Le Roux.

Cape Town is 360 years old this year and in that time it has developed significantly. It still, howver, has its old world charm and architecture. 

Says Anton, "These are a group of pictures from a project I've been working on for almost a year. I call it 'Retropresent Photography' (Retro=then, present=now) and have not seen it done before, and have been making them from August 2010. All are of Cape Town, South Africa, and all the earlier pictures are over 100 years old. Some are with the kind permission of the Western Cape Archives and Records Service."

He adds, "I am looking for sponsorship to have a book printed. Any suggestions?"

Parade on the Grand Parade. City Hall and Grand Parade, Cape Town.

Claremont Main Road, Cape Town. The small shop on the corner of Main and Vineyard roads is the only surviving building from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Clock Tower, Waterfront, Cape Town. How a harbour can change! The Clock Tower has only changed colour. Photo © The Western Cape Archives and Records Service.

Adderley street Cape Town. The old with the bold, Cape Town.

The beauty of Cape Town's Waterfront is timeless.

Long Street, Cape Town. Both buildings on the far corners of the traffic lights still exist. The one on the left houses the present Purple Turtle establishment.

Do you have images of Cape Town you’d like to share with us? We’d love you to join the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group!

Image © Anton Le Roux



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