YOU'RE DREAMING, AREN'T YOU?
While uploading some additional photos to the website, I came across an image I had seen before but only now really took notice of it. The caption beneath the image says, “A Vision of Table Cape’s Future Harbour.”
It is somewhat a crude collage of cut-outs from perhaps an old English tourist brochure, of promenades and tram lines clinging to an English coastline. It is as if this rugged Table Cape had suddenly been supplanted and wedged behind a row of terrace houses at Douglas on the Isle of Man.
This photo was published in 1913 and more than a hundred years later it looks nothing like the Table Cape we see today.
As Winston Churchill once so eloquently said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” Thank goodness the Table Cape coastline has retained its charm.
On this note, let me wish you all a Happy New Year and a great 2018 ahead!
This brings to mind a description of Table Cape in the 1830s by two Quaker missionaries Backhouse and Walker, who told of huge trees growing all over the Cape!
They must've been dreaming too
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