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April 17, 2009

Long Street by night – A Cape Town Tourism Flickr photo essay

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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