Thursday, April 8, 2010

Old Johannesburg

My last treasured find is a series of beautiful old photos of Johannesburg dating back to the 1960's.

Johannesburg Commissioner Street in the 1960's.

Jan Smuts International Airport 1960's.

A busy corner at the intersection of Eloff and Pritchard Street

Commissioner Street in the center of South-Africa's thriving commercial capital in the 1960's

The so called Impala Fountain ( Oppenheimer Memorial)

And a street scene in Hillbrow in the 1960's . It is said to be the most densely populated area in Southern Africa.

The Johannesburg Stock exchange, the financial heart of the city.


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  2. Oh how wonderful!!! Where did you find these!?!?!?! Such a great vintage post....

    have added you to my blog roll ...

    Gena @ Vintage Rose Studio
    and also
    Thinking Aloud
    a photoblog
    South Africa

  3. Thank You Gena for following my blog. I am always on the look out for old documents and photos about the African Continent and I was lucky to have found these.

  4. I´m a oke born in Jo´burg 39yrs ago & these old vintage phots r absolutely amazing!!!
    I´ve been living overseas, for quite some time now, and I´ve recently joined a lekker group on FB, whose members try to relive the good old days back home!
    I was just wondering if I could have your permission, to use these photos, and download them on our group photo album!!



    1. Hello Roger
      you are welcome to publish the pics on the FB group. They are made to be seen It would be nice if you could mention my blog, may be more people would enjoy it and sometimes comment.

      There is a category on the right hand side called " The Past" ( under Story Telling) and I am going to upload more vintage pictures of South Africa and Africa. I have just not gotten to it. But check in from time to time and if you like something share it.

      Thanks a lot for your comment.

  5. These are great pictures. I am moving to Johannesburg to be with my partner and I always wonder what it would have been like. There are so many great, beautiful buildings in the city but they are sort of hidden by what is going on around. When you really look you realise how amazing it all is. The overwhelming feeling I get when I am there is one of hopefulness and potential but at the same time I hope a lot of things don't change to be so modern as they are in other cities. I hope that makes sense. Thanks for posting the photos, they are brilliant.


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