A trip down memory lane
A photographic exhibition at the National Library of South Africa is ringing out the old. Hundreds of photographs of central Cape Town, dating back to the 1800s, will be on display from today. From scenes of wagons and horse-drawn carts in St George’s Mall to the Adderley Street flower sellers in the early 1900s, the exhibition brings Cape Town of old to life. Included in the exhibition is one of the earliest known outdoor Cape Town photographs, taken in 1852. The exhibition is a photographic collaboration between the National Library and the Cape Town Photographic Society. While Greenmarket Square and Wale Street may be household names, this is so much more than just the same old story.