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    Adderley Street and Heerengracht. Cape Town

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 28 Dec 2010, 9:45 pm

    We went into Cape Town to take a photo of the Scott Memorial. We never did find it, so never got the image. However we have some queries out and hopefully it will be found soon .

    The foreshore has changed incredibly since I last was there, the Scott Memorial was supposed to be in front of the Medical Centre but unless I am thinking of a different Medical Centre it is yet to be discovered. Maybe the Memorial has been moved ?

    We drove around a little after scouring the foreshore for the elusive Medical building and the Memorial. It was a public holiday here on Monday so 'town' was very quite, which makes for nice when you are being a tourist. I even managed to cross Adderley street at a pedestrian crossing which I think is scary on a busy day . It felt great to be standing in the middle looking up Adderley towards the Golden Acre . It was amazing to think it is all reclaimed land right up to Strand Street. I read... the row of black tiles at the access to Cape Town Station leading from the Golden Acre Shopping Centre is the 'marker' up to where the land was reclaimed all those years ago. Even more interesting to me was the fact that the Rietvlei wetland reserve in Table View came into being from pumping the sand from Rietvlei to reclaim the foreshore. Most of the following images are from Cape Town's Foreshore.

    Driving down Adderley facing the docks

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 28 Dec 2010, 9:47 pm

    Further down still looking in the direction of the docks

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    An oil rig in for repairs in the background

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    The statue of Bartholamew Dias the Portuguese explorer





    behind this last photo one can just see part of the canal


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    Looking up Adderley Street towards the Golden Acre and Strand Street which crosses Adderley. Where this car is sitting in this image I would take a guess and say this is the approx place that in the year 2000 a car bomb went off in a white golf



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    Post by Dawn on Tue 28 Dec 2010, 9:57 pm

    This area of the foreshore is called Heerengracht, which translated means ' Gentlemans Canal' In the early days a canal used to run all the way up the middle, but eventually with traffic congestion etc, it was covered over.Part of the canal still exists. In this image is a slip road which leads off Adderley, at 31 Heerengracht building



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    These thorns trees have been added in recent times. I noticed them last year. It was always just a an avenue of Palms

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    part of Tulbagh square

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    Nedbank building Heerengracht

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    The Civic Centre Cape Town with the administrative building in the foreground

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    The Heerengracht Building

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    The Absa and FNB buildings

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    The Standard bank building.

    This was taken from a link which I have pasted below

    "On the corner of Darling Street is the Standard Bank Building (1880), a
    grand structure built shortly after the diamond wealth from Kimberley
    began to reach Cape Town. Diagonally across is the equally impressive
    Barclays Bank Building (1933), a fine Ceres sandstone building which was
    the last major work by Sir Herbert Baker in South Africa. At the corner
    of Adderley Street and Strand Street stands a modern shopping mall
    complex, the Golden Acre..."

    The link

    I am not sure how old the information in the link is ??


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    The van Riebeeck Statue and his wife Maria



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    A better image of the Heerengracht building


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    I am not sure what these buildings are?? , but the one on the right looks like an Absa building. There must be two as this is not part of an earlier image of the absa building on here.

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    I can't remember the name of this street but it runs parallel and on the western side to Adderley.

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    I remeber these trees from way back and always admired them I am not sure what they are ? maybe a fig of sorts? These trees must be very old.

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    The other one

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    Heerengracht square on the left

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    the statues in the square, which I think are quite boring

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    I can't remember what building this was it may be home affairs


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