South Africa | Johannesburg

Johannesburg
Title: Johannesburg
Description: This view of Johannesburg shows the J.G. Stijdom Post Office Tower (269m) on the left, the tallest tower in Africa, a key feature of the Hillbrow area of the city. Johannesburg is one of the youngest cites in the world, being founded in 1886 and has the highest ratio of domestic swimming pools verses number of homes in the world! It sits in the northern centre of the country at 2000m above sea level.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - South East
Title: Johannesburg - South East
Description: A panoramic view of the south east of the city from the Braamfontein district showing the extensive railway tracks and mining spoil hills.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - View West
Title: Johannesburg - View West
Description: This view shows the west of the city from the central area.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - City Hall
Title: Johannesburg - City Hall
Description: City Hall was built in 1915 and includes a concert hall.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - Supreme Court
Title: Johannesburg - Supreme Court
Description: The Supreme Court, behind this typical street scene, was built in 1910.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - Gold Miner's Memorial
Title: Johannesburg - Gold Miner's Memorial
Description: The Gold Miner's Memorial was donated by the Chamber of Mines to Johannesburg and was designed by Dave McGregor.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - Railway Museum
Title: Johannesburg - Railway Museum
Description: The Railway Museum is located in the original Johannesburg railway station and covers railway development since 1860. This steam train sits outside the entrance.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - The Carlton Centre
Title: Johannesburg - The Carlton Centre
Description: The Carlton Centre contains an observation deck on the 50th floor (see pictures below). The Centre also houses an Olympic size ice skating rink. The building is the highest in Africa.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - View North West from the Carlton Centre
Title: Johannesburg - View North West from the Carlton Centre
Description: This picture starts a sequence of four views looking north from 50th floor of the Carlton Centre. In this picture can be seen the Railway, De Villiers Graaff Motorway crossing the tracks and the Braamfontein district beyond. The City Hall can be seen in the lower left hand corner.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - View North from the Carlton Centre
Title: Johannesburg - View North from the Carlton Centre
Description: Looking north shows the heart of the city with main shopping and business areas.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - View North from the Carlton Centre
Title: Johannesburg - View North from the Carlton Centre
Description: The view north shows the Post Office Tower in the Hillbrow district with the main shopping areas in the foreground.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - View North East from the Carlton Centre
Title: Johannesburg - View North East from the Carlton Centre
Description: The view north east shows Ellis Park on the right, the Rugby HQ and Tennis Centre.
Date: January 1986
Johannesburg - View West from the Carlton Centre
Title: Johannesburg - View West from the Carlton Centre
Description: The view west shows the De Villiers Graaff Motorway with the Fordsburg district beyond.
Date: January 1986
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