A few of my Cape Town Paintings. See my " Cape Dutch"  page for further examples

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Corner Long/ Church

This is the corner of Long and Church streets, in Cape Town .The building on the right is well known as an Antique shop, owned by Peter Visser. It was originally built for the wine merchant E.K. Green c. 1900. The building on the left dates from the 1920's and is called Windsor House. This section of Church street is now a pedestrian mall and is home to one of Cape towns better antique markets.

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Victoria Basin

This painting above is of the Victoria Basin, in Cape Town . It shows a mixture of old and new. The fishing boats reflect the fact that this is a working harbour, while the Victorian buildings in the background (the Clock tower and old Port Captains offices ) now house museums and restaurants.

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Chiappini street

A drawing of the "Malay Quarter", in Central Cape Town. This area is well known for another variation on the vernacular Dutch style, this time the Cape Cottage, which is typically a single story building with a flat roof, built right onto the street, or with a small balcony. This is a view down Chiappini St., looking towards Wale street. Lions Head is on the right and it is one of the most dominant features in the Malay Quarter.

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The Blue Lodge

The Drawing above shows one of my favourite buildings in Cape Town....The Blue Lodge, in Long Street. If any one building was to sum up the special quality of this famous street, it would be this.It's corner position makes it more of an icon than Carnival Court, another of the Grand old Ladies of the street. It has, like Carnival Court, had a long history as a rooming house!

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The Parade

The drawing above left shows the City hall in Cape Town, with the Grand Parade. The Parade hosts one of the oldest flea markets in Cape Town, held every Wednesday and Saturday. Table Mountain appears in the background.

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The Purple Turtle

The drawing above shows what is now known as the Purple Turtle, in Long Street. This landmark was for many years the Green Hansom hotel . It stands as one of the gateways to Greenmarket Square

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Boschendal

This is Boschendal, one of the most famous of the Cape manor houses. It is situated in Franschhoek, the heart of the wine producing area in the Cape. This style of Architecture, known as " Cape Dutch", has developed such distinctive local characteristics that it can be referred to as a vernacular style, unlike the Victorian style, which remained very much an imported fashion!

another page of Cape Builings

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View another page of drawings of Cape buildings in the style known as " Cape Dutch"

Cape Dutch page