Then & now

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SAME OLD SOUTH-EASTER: Der­rick Lewis of Hout Bay sent us this post­card with a view of Cape Town and Devil’s Peak which he found among his grand­mother’s things. He es­ti­mates that the post­card is from around 1905. Be­cause it has not been stamped or franked, this can­not be ver­i­fied. The Com­pany’s Gar­den can be clearly seen on the right of the pho­to­graph and Par­lia­ment can just be made out in the cen­tre. In the cur­rent pic­ture, taken by Week­end Ar­gus pho­tog­ra­pher Ayanda Ndamane, Disa Park (the ‘Pep­per Pots’) can be seen un­der Devil’s Peak and build­ings have moved much fur­ther up the moun­tain’s slope. The tall build­ings on the left of the pho­to­graph are on the Fore­shore, whereas in the ear­lier pic­ture, the curve of the bay can still be seen be­fore the land was re­claimed. Send in old pic­tures of old Cape Town with, if pos­si­ble, the date and any back­ground in­for­ma­tion you have, to PO Box 56 Cape Town 8000 or to 122 St Ge­orge’s Mall, Cape Town 8001 or to arg­pix@inl.co.za. Please mark them clearly for the Week­end Ar­gus Pic­ture Ed­i­tor: Then and Now. If you want your pic­ture back, please in­clude your ad­dress.

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