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Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2007, 08:25:59 pm »
Thanx man, it's beautiful. I've heard some stories about the castle and would love to go and see it for myself.
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« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2007, 08:06:15 am »
Sandman, that 2nd pic is the back of "The Tug" in Swakop.

I got stuck there quite a few times.
 

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Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2008, 09:09:31 pm »
Some of the old architecture on my parents' farm.

The House:



Die baba-hondjie (baby dog) ;D ;D


The barn: My dad designed and build this himself.


The old barn. Original part on the right. Later extended to the left.




I still need to get photos of some of the ceilings inside the house and a pic from the other side.
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« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2008, 05:22:13 pm »
Those sandstone buildings are buildings with lots of history, as far as i know the boys slept in the barn in the old days, on this picture you can still see where the old door and window was.
 

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« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2008, 09:33:48 am »
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« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2008, 11:38:37 am »
Very nice!
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« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2011, 08:44:50 pm »
Mutual Building.  Darling Street

I went on a tour of the Mutual Building in Darling Street, Cape Town, near the City Hall.  It is a very handsome building – the frescos in the Assembly Room are highly regarded with aficionados coming to see them.  I knew the building but had never paid any attention to it. The frieze around the outside is what most of us are aware of.


The tour was organised by the Andy Bytheway of the Vernacular Architecture Society who has a flat there.  Andy has made a wonderful entry in Wikipedia where some of these pictures come from. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_Building


It is a lovely art deco building.  Right after the Great Depression when things were still pretty desperate they decided to build it.  It was completed in 1939 after the start of WW2.  Where they got stainless steel I will show you I don’t know.

Here is one of the frescos.  They were done by Le Roux Smith Le Roux.  This is ‘The Great Trek


I will show you some of the details I liked. These are pictures I took.


In the Great Trek picture there is a gabled building representing what they were leaving behind.  The aloe represents the Eastern Cape where most of the trekkers came from.


At the bottom of Great Trek picture is this Geometric Tortoise.  It shows the detail when you get up close.


These kalkoentjies I was pleased to see as they grew wild in Vlottenburg when I lived there as a child.  Very special to me; should be more orange coloured.


A Meerkat.  Frescos are painted directly onto the wall.


Flame Lilies.  A national symbol of Rhodesia when I lived there.  Not a pleasant memory for me.


Some mielies drying.  One of the things I really liked about the pictures is they were about South Africa and were not packaging it as some part of Europe.


This detail amused me.  My first job was tyre vulcanising & I specialised in tractor and earthmoving tyres.  Those tyres are fitted back to front on the tractor – the ‘arrows’ should point upwards.


There is a hidden message in this picture which was pointed out by one of the group.  Le Roux was a communist (this was 1939).  In this picture you can see the red flag, hammer & sickle.


In the Directors Room is this carved stinkwood dado rail by Ivan Mitford-Barberton. 


Above the dado is a fresco painted on wood panelling representing Cape Town as ‘The Tavern of the Seas  It is done humorously as you see in this fish.  Artist was Joyce Ord-Browne


This detail made me laugh.  Two mermaids with two penguins.  Very difficult taking pictures as there was a lot of reflection.


Picture from Wiki of the stainless steel lift doors (remember this was during WW2).  The granite surround comes from Paarl – the whole entrance stairway is of this granite.  Each lift door has a design etched deeply into it.


This is the Gemsbok.  Every door is different – they are all shown much better in Wiki.


Other stainless doors.  Notice the lovely handle & the jiggurat profile of the building etched onto the glass.


I particularly liked this stainless steel volute ending to the banisters of the entrance stairway.  Again black Paarl granite cladding.

It is a lovely building and I am very pleased that it has been preserved and recycled as flats.


These carvings of tribal figures are way up the building.  Picture from Wiki.


 

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Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2011, 06:59:20 pm »
An old building about 15km before Frankfort, coming from Reitz

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« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2011, 04:07:40 am »
Took this inShenzen, China, at a theme park called Window of the world.
Model of Piazza San Marco, Italy.
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« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2011, 01:08:42 pm »
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« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2011, 02:38:12 pm »
Jammer dat so baie van die ou geboue binnekort net op fotos sal bly voortbestaan! :ricky:
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« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2011, 02:45:33 pm »
Thanks for the great pictures guys. :thumleft:
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« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2011, 03:22:19 pm »
Hier is die murasie in Katbakkies wat aan ons almal bekend is. Volgens navorsing is die huisies gebou deur Boerneef wat op Boplaas in die Kouebokkeveld geboer het en het hy hier oornag met sy vee wanneer hy na die karoo toe getrek het met die vee. Die 2de foto het ek in die boek gekry waar die huisie nog amper 'n dak op het en begin verwaarloos het.
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« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2012, 10:48:50 pm »
     Hierdie is n baie interesante murasie naby Elandskloof in die Witteberge tussen Laingsburg en Anysberg.Dit moet digby 100 jaar oud wees nav. navraag wat ek by mense van die omgewing gedoen het.Die mure en stene is van klei en rogstrooi mengsel.Daar was n klip aanbouing,maar dit kon die aanslae van die natuur nie weerstaan nie.Die klei-mure het wonderbaarlik oorleef.
 

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« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2012, 11:00:08 pm »
Some really nice photos here on this thread :thumleft: :thumleft:

Wil have a look through some my photos.... also have a few shots I'd like to contribute.
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« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2012, 11:23:27 pm »
     n Paar km. vanaf die murasie staan die hoofopstal van Elandskloof waar Oom Piet Steyl nog tot in die tagtiger jare gewoon het.Hy het self die huis gebou gedurende die Depressie jare .Geld en materiaal was skaars en hy moes maar raap en skraap.Dis toe dat hy die idee kry om n ou Pontiac-wrak se agterdeure af tehaal en dit op die agterstoep as vensters te gebruik.n Paar jaar gelede is die huis opgeknap en sy seun Hennie,wat op George bly ,het die deure uitgehaal , laat oordoen en weer ingebou.
 

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« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2012, 11:29:28 pm »
We are on the same page I have passion for old derilect  farm houses when I ride its what I look out for.
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« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2012, 11:40:50 pm »
Here are a few photos I mannaged to find of some of the building I have come accross.

1.        Old Broken Building just outside Calitzdorp.
2.        Run Down Building just outside Clanwilliam Dam on the way to Citrusdal.
3 & 4.  Can't remember where the last 2 were from.
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« Reply #58 on: December 06, 2012, 11:44:26 pm »
Came across this old "white-washed" house on the top of one of the koppies in the Nature Reserve just outside Langebaan.

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« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2012, 05:15:14 am »
Snap - Weskus Nasionale Park

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