Then & now
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 email@example.com. Please mark them clearly for the Weekend Argus Picture Editor: Then and Now. If you want your picture back, please include your address.