Tag Archives: Cape Town

Past Pics

Once upon a time (and I am talking last century here), cameras could not produce colour images, or should I say that photography was a monochrome activity. Like so many others of my generation I have a whole stack of … Continue reading

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OTD: The Sinking of the Birkenhead

On this day in 1852, the troopship HMS Birkenhead was wrecked while transporting troops to Algoa Bay at Danger Point near Gansbaai, 140 kilometres from Cape Town.  There were not enough serviceable lifeboats for all the passengers, and the soldiers famously stood firm on board, … Continue reading

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