This week I would like to share some of the landmark Cape Town buildings:
The Cape Central Library is situated in the City Hall, the last major Victorian building to be erected in Cape Town in 1905. The tower, which is often referred to as a miniature of Big Ben, also houses the only carillon on the African continent. The premises are shared with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and feature marble staircases, stained glass windows which commemorate King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and an organ with 3165 pipes.
Situated adjacent to the Company Gardens and St George’s Cathedral, the National Library serves as a repository for all works published in South Africa, whether it be old manuscripts, government notices, microfilm or audio-visual material. Besides a collection of foreign official publications, there are also special collections which encompass newspapers and periodicals, photographs, maps and much more.
Located at the corner of Wale Street and Adderley Street, the main road of Cape Town, the St George’s Cathedral has also been known as the “The People’s Cathedral” for the role it played during the apartheid era. Archbishop Desmond Tutu presided at the Cathedral, which features many stained glass windows and a labyrinth. Eight of the ten bells in the Bell Tower date from 1834. Visitors may tour the building and regular services are still maintained. The premises also include a grammar school and souvenir shop.
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