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    Cape Town City Hall and the Company Gardens

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    Dawn

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 12:58 am

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 1:01 am

    These were lockers of some sort they all were numbered. We did a tour of our own in the end as the Hall had an unexpected function and the guide was very busy. It was nice though we enjoyed just ambling around.

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    Dawn

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 1:02 am

    A fireplace of one of the rooms being restored!

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    The inner side of the main entrance

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 1:04 am

    A hall floor Mosaic in a foyer just off the entrance.

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 1:05 am

    The staircase leading to the Big Hall and the Orchestra

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 1:06 am

    A Mayoral Room with many paintings on the wall of various Mayors over the years

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    Dawn

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 1:07 am

    This previous image was a reception room not a Mayoral room , here is the description!

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 1:08 am

    A view of the Back Balcony taken from the site of the Organ

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    Post by Joy on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 8:09 am

    What a wonderful tour, Dawn. These old buildings are so beautiful & ornate. They certainly knew how to build & decorate them in the "old days", didn't they?? Thankfully, back then, money was never an object when building such town or city halls, as it was considered a civic duty & an amenity for all with an organ included.:D The organ in the CT City Hall is absolutely magnificent.

    The new bus service will be a terrific boon, too. Hopefully, it will continue to be successful as it will make it so much easier for people to get to the city. Will certainly reduce the amount of cars on the roads.

    Many thanks for these fantastic images. :photos: Your camera is working very well & the flashless images came out great. :bravo:
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    Dawn

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 4:55 pm

    Thank you Joy! Yes they certainly knew how to build in those days !! I think it is going to be wonderful to see it all once the restoration has fully taken place. The Organ I was in awe of I must say! Yes Joy you are right the BRT system was put in place to counter the amount of cars zooming around CT centre. Our bus system before this was put in place, was virtually nothing to speak of!! , till this came into place. It has proved to be a great boon and much overdue. I feel sure they have taken tips from the London transport as many things within the system are familiar to me :) It works so well . Thanks for your comments. :)
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    Post by Bruce on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 5:39 pm

    Wow what a great building Dawn love it :D
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    Dawn

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 8:06 pm

    Thanks Bruiser !! :)

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