15 July 2007

Reflections of History

The gable of a historical building reflected in the window of a modern one, in North End, Port Elizabeth. This was once a thriving community but is now a commercial and light industrial area.

This church on the corner of Robert and Brassel Streets, once at the centre of community life is now used as business premises, bears mute testimony to the people who have long since left - a solitary reminder of the past among all the modern buildings.

One of the few remaining residences now turned into rather unsavory looking business premises - this has the potential to be knocked down to make way for a new structure , or lovingly restored to recapture some of the old world charm of our city.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome pic in the window! well done. Hope the area gets cleaned up for the sake of all who have invested so much time and money there.