April 27, 2012
Cape Town 360 years on – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay
With a passion for travel, tourism and social media, Cape Town is the quintessential backdrop for Media Developer Leon Jamarie and his cape adventures.
With the City as his canvass Leon paints the town red covering a range of events and activities in the peninsular while staying true to the traditional culture the mother city offers it’s children,
Originally from Durban, Leon is still an accidental tourist in the city he now calls home and as such is on the line between resident and local tourist able to provide inside knowledge and flavour to the average mundane travel blog.
He is always on the look out for that hidden gem or typical CT party. If it’s fun, relevant, he will cover it.
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?"
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Image © Anton Le Roux