August 15, 2010
Historic Bo Kaap – Flickr pic of the day
Ajay says, “The Bo Kaap is a favourite haunt of serious tourists who wish to delve into the history of the area that they visit. The Bo-Kaap traces the Malaysian and eastern parts of our city’s history. I happened to be in the area on the hillside opposite these houses and observed that the slope on which they were built allowed the photographer to capture a fuller view of many of the houses in one shot. The architecture of these houses vary from those often photographed at the lower end of the Bo-Kaap. The picture has three parts. The blurred part is that of Orangezicht, the houses of the “masters”, then the colourful part, the homes of the “slaves” and then finally the more recent flats that have very little beauty in them. Any person with a knowledge of the history of Cape Town would understand my thinking when I composed this photgraph.”
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Image © Ajay aka AJAY B2010
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