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  • 1. Th e D e a th ofJ oha nne s burg
  • 2. • Illu s t r a t in g t h e c o lla p s e a n d p h y s ic a l d e s t r u c t io n o f J o h a n n e s b u r g in t h e " N e w S o u t h A f r ic a " -- t h e t h in g s t h a t t o u r is t s a r e N O T t o ld a b o u t .   T h is is W h a t R e m a in s o f t h e W it s D r i l l H a l l ….W h e n t h e Q u e e n o f E n g la n d v is it e d S o u t h A f r i c a i n 19 4 7 , t h e o f f i c i a l r e c e p t io n f o r h e r w a s h e ld a t t h e W it s D r ill H a ll, 9 5 A n d e r s o n S tre e t . F o r d e c a d e s , t h e W it s D r ill H a ll w a s a fa m o u s ve nu e a nd e ve n a t o u r is t a t t r a c t io n in c e n t r a l
  • 3. • B re e S tre e t, J o ha nne s b urg , W h e r e G o ld ( U s e d ) t o L ie in t h e S t r e e t , N o w , it s J u s t R u b b is h• B r e e S t r e e t is o n e o f t h e m a in t h o r o u g h f a r e s r u n n in g t h r o u g h t h e c it y c e n t r e o f J o h a nn e s b u r g , fr o m e a s t to w e s t . It r u n s r ig h t t h r o u g h t h e C B D , a nd us e d to b e o ne o f the m a jo r e c o n o m ic c e n t r e s , a s w e ll a s b e in g a r e s id e n t ia l a re a .
  • 4. A V is it t oYe o v ille
  • 5. • Ye o v ille w a s o n e o f t h e t r e n d ie s t p la c e s in J o h a n n e s b u r g . It s m a in th o ro u g h fa re , R o c k e yS t r e e t , w a s t h e p la c e f o r a v e r y la t e n ig h t o u t , a n d h e r e o n e c o u ld f in d a n e c le c t ic m ix o f e x o t ic s h o p s , d in in g e s t a b lis h m e n t s , c lu b s a n dw h o k n o w s w h a t a ll e ls e , if y o u r e a lly lo o k e d .
  • 6. C o r n e r o f R a ym o n d a n d R o c k e y S t r e e t s , Ye o v ille . T h is u s e d t ob e q u it e a f a m o u s r e s t a u r a n t , I c a n t r e c a ll it s n a m e o f f h a n d , b u t I a m s u r e i t w a s M a ma s .
  • 7. S t r e e t c a f e , B e lle v u e E a s t , Ye o v ille . It s s t ill o p e n , b u t I d id n t v e n t u r e t o o c lo s eb e c a us e o f w ha t a p p e a re d to b e s e w e r a g e in t h e g u t t e r ,w h ic h r e a lly p u t m e o f f a b it .
  • 8. B e z u id e n h o u t S t r e e t s , Ye o v ille . T h e r e u s e d t o b e a la t e n ig h tt a k e a w a y o n t h is c o r n e r . It w a s a K e n t u c k y F r ie d C h ic k e n o n c e u p o n a t im e a s w e ll.
  • 9. L o o k in g d o w n B e z u id e n h o u tS tre e t to w a rd s R o c k e y S tre e t .
  • 10. A lit t le fu rthe r u pB e z u id e n h ou t S tre e t ...
  • 11. c o r n e r o f t h e m a jo r R o c k e y a n d B e z u id e n h o u t S t r e e t in t e r s e c t io n . O n e o f t w o p e t r o l s t a t io n s in R o c k e y R o a d , b o t h c lo s e d d o w n d u e t o b e in g c o n t in u o u s ly r o b b e d o u t o fb u s in e s s . It w a s c o n f ir m e d t h a t t h e la s t o w n e r o f t h is p e t r o l s t a t io n w a s s h o t d e a d w it h a n A K -4 7 d u r in g a r o b b e r y . T h e s t a t io n w a s ju s t a b a n d o n e d , h e n c e t h e p u m p s p ip e s h a n g lo o s e ly t h e r e , n o r m a lly B P w o u ld t a k e t h e ir s t u f f a w a y .
  • 12. A t y p ic a l g u t t e d h o u s e , c o r n e r o f M u lle r a n d B e z u id e n h o u t S tre e ts . E ve n the ro o f ha s
  • 13. S a u n d e r s R o a d Ye o v ille . C u r r e n t ly in h a b it e d b ys q u a t t e r s . T h e s t e n c h is u n b e lie v a b le .
  • 14. In h a b it e d h o u s e , lo w e r R o c k e y S tr e e t , to w a r d s O b s e r v a to r y. A L L o f t h e h o u s e s h e r e lo o k lik e t h is . I r e c a ll t h a t t h e c h ie f p h o t o g r a p h e r f o r A s s o c ia t e d P r e s s i n 19 9 0 t e l l i n g m e h o w h a p p y h e w a s t o b e b u y in g a h o u s e h e r e , a n d h e lo o k e d a t m e a ll f u n n y w h e n I t o ld h im I d id n t t h in k it w a s a g o o d id e a .L ik e a ll “ g o o d ” lib e r a ls , h e h a s p r o b a b ly s in c e v o t e d w it h h is fe e t.
  • 15. T y p ic a l f ilt h y a p a r t m e n t b lo c k , P o p e S t r e e t .
  • 16. T a k e n f r o m m y c a r w h ile m o v in g , a s b y n o w I h a d a t t r a c t e d a t t e n t io n a n d w a s b e in g f o llo w e d b y a na g g r e s s iv e g r o u p o f lo c a ls . It w a s t im e t o le a v e Ye o v ille .
  • 17. JoelS tre e t ,B e re a .
  • 18. A p a rtme n t s , O liv ia S tre e t , B e re a
  • 19. A p a rtme nts , c n r . L ilyAve a ndO liv iaS tre e t ,B e re a .
  • 20. T h e r u in s o f t h e S a n d s H o t e l, O R e illy S t r e e t , H illb r o w .
  • 21. T h e m a in e n t r a n c e t o t h eS a n d s H o t e l, O R e illy S t r e e t ,H illb r o w -- o r r a t h e r s h o u ld I s a y t h e r u in s o f t h e S a n d s H o t e l m a in e n t r a n c e
  • 22. T h e r u in s o f t h e M a r k H o t e l , O R e illy R o a d , H illb r o w . In c r e d ib le t o t h in k I a c t u a llys t a y e d t h e r e w h ile o n h o lid a y in
  • 23. A c lo s e -u pof t h e r u in sof the M a rk H o te l , O R e illy Road , H illb r o w .
  • 24. E s s e lin S t r e e t s , H illb r o w . T r a s h is ju s t e v e r yw h e r e , a n d th e w h o le p la c e r e a lly d o e s s t in k t o h ig h h e a v e n .
  • 25. T h e m a in e n t r a n c e t o t h e o ld H illb r o w S q u a s h C e n t r e , P r e t o r ia S t r e e t . T h e e s c a la t o r s h a v e lo n g s in c eb e e n s ma s he d , a nd the o ne o n t h e r ig h t is in s u c h p o o rc o n d it io n t h a t it is d a n g e r o u s ,
  • 26. S m a s h e d b lo c k , c la im in g t o b eh o m e t o a H ig h S c h o o l, c o r n e r P r e t o r ia a n d Q u a r t z S t r e e t s .
  • 27. P a r k v ie w A p a r t m e n t b lo c k , L ily A v e , B e r e a . F a ir ly t y p ic a l s t a t e o f t h e b u ild in g s in t h e
  • 28. A p a r t m e n t b lo c k , s h o w in g t h e e q u a lly t y p ic a l s t r e e t s c e n e .W h a t b a f f le s m e is t h e c o n s t a n t f ilt h e v e r y w h e r e , e v e n w h e n t r a s h c a n s a r e a v a ila b le , a s o n e c a n s e e in t h e p ic t u r e .
  • 29. T h e b r ic k e d u p r e m a in s o f the H a t ik v a h D e lic a t e s s e n , one ofH illb r o w s m o r e f a m o u s J e w is h
  • 30. B urnt out a nd g u tte da p a rtme nts , C a t h e r in e S tre e t , H illb r o w
  • 31. C o r n e r S o p e r a n d C a t h e r in eR o a d s , H illb r o w . F a ir ly t y p ic a l s tre e t s c e ne .
  • 32. A g u tte d a ndb r ic k e d u p b u ild in g , c orne r C la im a n d K o tze S tre e ts , H illb r o w .
  • 33. G utte db u ild in g a n d r u in e d f u r n it u r e s to re , c orne rE d it h C a v e ll a nd K o tze S tre e ts ,H illb r o w . N o m o r e B ig De a l s , i n fa c t nod e a ls a t a ll.
  • 34. A c l o s e -u p o f t h e b r i c k e d u p B ig De a l s . . . .
  • 35. r u in s o f t h e C a f e Z u r ic h , f o r m e r ly a g r e a t la t e n ig h t h a n g o u t w h ic h u s e d t o s e r v e t h e m o s t w o n d e r f u l B la c kF o r e s t c a k e . . . P r e t o r ia S t r e e t , H illb r o w
  • 36. The g u tte dr u in s o f t h e Ne dba nk P la z a a n d the C a fe Z u r ic h , P r e t o r ia S tre e t .
  • 37. T h e R u in s o f C a f e Z u r ic h ,P r e t o r ia S t r e e t , a n o t h e r v ie w .
  • 38. T h e H a r r is o n R e e f H o t e l. . . . o r w h a t r e m a in s o f it , r a t h e r .
  • 39. H ig h p o in t " s h o p p in g c e ntre " o n P r e t o r ia S tre e t , a s it lo o k sto d a y. N o te t h e t o t a lly g utte db u ild in g o n t h e r ig h t .T h is s e e m s to b e a c ommon
  • 40. T h e H ig h p o in t a p a r t m e n t b lo c k : b a c k i n t h e 19 8 0 s , i t w a s t h e p la c e t o s t a y -- if y o u h a d a na p a r t m e n t t h e r e , y o u r e a lly h a d a r r iv e d . V e r y p o p u la r w it h t h e
  • 41. A c lo s e -u p o f a f e w o f t h ew in d o w s in H ig h p o in t t o d a y .
  • 42. c o r n e r o f C la im a n d P r e t o r ia S t r e e t s , H illb r o w . P e t e r R o s e u s e d t o p u b lis h t h e H illb r o w H e r a ld f r o m t h is b u ild in g . . . Iw o n d e r w h a t h a p p e n e d t o h im ?
  • 43. C la im a n d P r e t o r ia S tre e ts . The re us e d to be a da nc e s t u d io a nd a fa nc y f a s h io no u t f it t e r s the re ... I r e c a ll it
  • 44. A n y o n e r e m e m b e r b u y in gr e c o r d s a t t h e H illb r o w R e c o r d C e n t r e , P r e t o r ia S t r e e t , H illb r o w ? W e ll y o u c a n t a n y m o r e . It s b o a r d e d a n d
  • 45. A n y o n e r e m e m b e r t h e M il k y L a n e m ilk s h a k e s h o p a b o v eH illb r o w R e c o r d C e n t r e ? W e ll, it s a ls o g o n e , lo n g t im e . . . .
  • 46. s c e ne , P r e t o r ia Road . F o r m e r lyo ne o f the m a in s h o p p in g r o a d s in H illb r o w . Th ema ttre s s e s a nd b la n k e t s a re fro m
  • 47. B u r n t o u t A p a r t m e n t b lo c k ,G o ld r ie c h S t r e e t , H illb r o w
  • 48. A p a rtme nt s , c nr.C la im a n d Va n d e r Me rw e s tre e ts , H illb r o w .
  • 49. G o ld r e ic h S t r e e tA p a r t m e n t s , H illb r o w
  • 50. A c a r w a s h ? J u s t m in d t h er u b b is h . L o w e r C la im S t r e e t ,
  • 51. A p a rtme nt d w e lle r s , C la im S tre e t , J oube rt P a rk , c e ntra lJ oha nne s bu rg
  • 52. A p a rtme nts , B e re a , no rth e a s te rnJ oha nne s bu rg
  • 53. The R o s a H o te l , B e re a :boa rde d up a nd a ba ndone d,b u t b r o k e n in t o b y s q u a t t e r s a n d n o w o c c u p ie d .
  • 54. T h e R u in s ofJ oha nne s burg . .
  • 55. J e ppe , e a s t J oha nne s burg , in h a b it e d h o u s e s
  • 56. J e ppe , e a s t J oha nne s burg , in h a b it e d h o u s e s
  • 57. N e e d a h a ir c u t ? J e p p e , e a s t J o h a n n e s b u r g , in h a b it e d hous e s
  • 58. J e ppe , e a s t J oha nne s burg , in h a b it e d h o u s e s
  • 59. B re e S tre e t, C e ntra l J oha nne s burg
  • 60. T h e C h e ls e a H o t e l , H illb r o w : a f o r m e r ly p o p u la r h o t e l, n o w boa rde d up
  • 61. " A irc o n d it io n e d a p a rtme nts " B e re a , no rth e a s tJ oha nne s bu rg   L o c a t io n : A w fu lJ oha nne s bur g , H e llh o leo f G a ute ng
  • 62. T h e T h r e e C a s t le s B u ild in g , M a r s h a ll S t r e e tIt w a s o n c e a f a m o u s M a r s h a ll S tre e t , J o ha nne s b urg
  • 63. It s a f u n n y t h in g , t h e N e wS o u t h A f r ic a . A f t e r t a k in g o v e r t h e o ld J o h a n n e s b u r g C it y H a ll c o m p le x a n d t u r n in g it in t o t h e le g is la t iv e a s s e m b ly f o r t h e n e w G a u t e n g p r o v in c e ( e s s e n t ia lly t h e o ld W it w a t e r s r a n d r e g io n ) , p r e s u m a b ly t o m a k e it p r id e o f p la c e f o r t h e p r o v in c e , t h e ys e e m e d to ha ve fo rg o tte n w ha t is a ll a r o u n d t h e m . . W h e n o n e s t a n d s d ir e c t ly in f r o n t o f t h e
  • 64. A c lo s e -u po f t h e v ie w :
  • 65. t h is is v ie w o n e h a s t o t h e e a s t , o r d ir e c t ly in f r o n t o f y o u ( t h eo ld R is s ik S t r e e t P o s t O f f ic e . In 2 0 0 3 , t h e b u ild in g , w h ic h h a s b e e n e m p t y s i n c e 19 9 6 , h a d i t sc lo c k h a n d s , b e ll a n d t h e e n t ir e c o p p e r d o m e s t o le n . ) B e lo w ,
  • 66. T h is is t h e v ie w o n e ha s to the s o uth, It h in k it w a s ad e p a rtme nts t o r e in t h e b a d " o ld d a ys , b u tn o w it s ju s t a no the r e m p t y r u in , p a r t ia lly
  • 67. J oube rt P a rk J o ub e rt P a rk w a s o ne o f the f ir s t o p e n s p a c e s f o r J o h a n n e s b u r g s in n e r c it y ,p r o c l a i m e d i n 19 0 6 b u t p l a n n e d i n 18 8 7 a n d n a m e d a f t e r B o e r Wa r he ro , C o mma nd a nt- G e n e r a l P J J o u b e r t . It u s e d t o b e a p la c e w h e r e t h e c it yc o u n c il p u t u p C h r is t m a s lig h t s , w h e r e c h o ir s w o u ld s in gC h r is t m a s c a r o ls . . . n o w a d a y s it s ju s t a s lu m w it h s q u a t t e r s liv in g t h e r e . . .
  • 68. F ir s t , a p ic t u r e f r o m t h e O ldS o u t h A f r ic a , s h o w in g w h a t J o u b e r t P a r k U S E D t o lo o k lik e . . .
  • 69. A n d t h e n w h a t it lo o k s lik e to d a y:
  • 70. A ll p ic t u r e s t a k e n f r o m t h e T w is t S t r e e t s id e .
  • 71. A ll p ic t u r e s t a k e n f r o m t h e T w is t S t r e e t s id e .
  • 72. Th eV a n is h ing Im p a la
  • 73. S t r e e t s , w a s a p le a s a n t g r e e n s p o t in b e t w e e nt h e h ig h r is e c o m m e r c ia l b lo c k s o f t h e o ld J o h a n n e s b u r g . It s c e ntra l fe a tu re w a s a f o u n t a in , o v e r w h ic hle a p t a s t u n n in g p ie c e o f s c u lp t u r e : a s e r ie s o f Im p a la , a ll lin k e d . T h es t a t u e w a s s o m a r v e lo u s
  • 74. H e r e is w h a t it lo o k e d lik e t h e n :
  • 75. S o u t h A f r ic a . B it s o f t h e s t a t u e w e r e s t o le n b y b e in g h a c k s a w e d o f f , p r o b a b ly t o b e s o ld a s s c r a p m e t a l. F in a lly , t h ein e v it a b le h a p p e n e d , a n d t h e e n t ir e s t a t u e w a s s t o le n , h a c k e d o f f it sp e d e s t a l. O n t h e p ic t u r e s b e lo w , t h e o r ig in a l m o u n t in g s c a n s t ill b e