April 17, 2009
Long Street by night – A Cape Town Tourism Flickr photo essay
Long Street reflects the sights, sounds, tastes and cultural diversity of Cape Town and is famous as a bohemian hangout. The street is lined with bookstores, ethnic restaurants and bars.
Long Street’s vibrant nightlife kicks into full gear notoriously late. The cosmopolitan mix includes plenty of tourists, who mingle comfortably with the likes of actors, lawyers and politicians.
Somewhere in Long Street these guys were just taking a moment to “chill” from the sweaty shuffle of the bump-and-grind clubs that thump till the not-so-early hours of the morning.
Long Street has an irresistible ambience and irrepressible spirit. And long it certainly is. It stretches out along more than 20 blocks of central Cape Town.
It has much to offer the culinary enthusiast, from small coffee shops to top-class restaurants. Indian, Spanish, Mexican and Cape Malay smells fill the air and tempt the hungry visitors and passers-by.
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Images © Kiriakos (Kiri) Roussopoulos 2009