Cape Town – Part 3

Cape Town has had an interesting history as a colony. It was in the hands of the Dutch who docked to replenish food supplies on their sometimes year-long voyages from Europe to Asia in the 16th and 17th Century. There’s evidence of that it some of the buildings around the city, like this old church.

Historical Cape Town

Historical Cape Town

And this house Dutch-style house.

Historical Cape Town

Then the British took over in the 19th Century and brought their brand of Victoriana with them. It’s in the public buildings.

Historical Cape Town

Historical Cape Town

Historical Cape Town

And in the churches.

Historical Cape Town

Historical Cape Town

When the 20th Century came around, there was once again a burst of building in the Art Deco style.

Historical Cape Town

Historical Cape Town

It’s quite a cosmopolitan place.

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