Houses made of Ticky Tacky and they all look just the same!

@Inlemay (16541)
South Africa
May 30, 2016 10:48am CST
A camera is the passport to the captured moment. A place . . . a face, anywhere that is nowhere and a snap of the shutter to capture it forever. A small section of the Cape holds the most colourful little boxes of homes that have stood the test of time since I can remember. Their history is the same as any other slave colony but I would like to share how theirs transpired: "Bo-Kaap has a fascinating history. Many of the residents are descendants of slaves from Malaysia, Indonesia and various African countries, who were imported to the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch during the 16th and 17th centuries. The slaves were known as “Cape Malays” (which is not essentially true as most of the residents are not entirely of Malaysian descent). However the term has stuck and Bo-Kaap is also known today as the Cape Malay Quarter." This is one of the places I would take a tourist, there is even a tour bus that will have the history on audio. The New Yorker did not like it much - he was bored! (thats for those that remember the New Yorkers visit) Have you got quaint little places like this anywhere in your country?
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
30 May 16
There are some lovely pastel colored homes bigger than this but as pretty in Charleston SC .It is known as rainbow row
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
31 May 16
Beautiful picture of Rainbow row. It's been a few months since I've been down there.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
31 May 16
@BettyB Not mine I am afraid, I do have one somewhere but this one is from wiki commons.
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@ison_1 (1252)
31 May 16
Hi again Lany. We have a place in Scotland called Tobermory with colourful houses.
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
31 May 16
Oh that is STUNNING - that is why I have to get to the 10$ mark every month or even more like this month - I am saving - I am coming to Scotland and UK as soon as the RAND gets a little stronger.
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@ison_1 (1252)
31 May 16
@Inlemay Woohoo!
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
31 May 16
@ison_1 I got good advice from Barry who said he doesnt touch his money in paypal until he needs it - well I have a nest egg growing there.
@MALUSE (40125)
• Germany
11 Sep
fuggeei, augsburg, germany
Yes, in the Bavarian city of Augsburg. The quarter is called Fuggerei. From Wikipedia: "The Fuggerei is the world's oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes its name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as "Jakob Fugger the Rich") as a place where the needy citizens of Augsburg could be housed. By 1523, 52 houses had been built, and in the coming years, the area expanded with various streets, small squares and a church. The gates were locked at night, so the Fuggerei was, in its own right, very similar to a small independent medieval town. It is still inhabited today, affording it the status of being the oldest social housing project in the world.
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
12 Sep
that sounds pretty much how these houses in CT came about - low cost and low income housing. Now they are a tourist attraction. Imagine that!
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Jun 16
here in Gardenn grove its not really quaint at least on 'Dawson street where I live its mostly two huge apartment complezxes and then around the bend aere nice homes bt the qare noit quaint at all but have lovely gardens and most have colored wrought iron fences with fancy wrought ' iron bowls of fruit with doves eatng on them. really quite attractive d a
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
24 Jun 16
sounds like a wonderful picture to take photos of - thanks for sharing
@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
31 May 16
I love the colors. They're little but adorable.
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
31 May 16
they are most certainly enjoyed by the tourists and the Curry smells are very high in the area as well
@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
30 May 16
Aren't they colourful? And they do look like 'little boxes'.
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
31 May 16
inside the feel like little boxes. very small rooms - just enough to live by - but every man has a Box Castle
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@gr8nana6 (2194)
• United States
30 May 16
I can't recall seeing any, but I think they are beautiful. Wouldn't mind living in one
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
31 May 16
they are very small, but firmly built
• Preston, England
30 May 16
they look quite nice houses
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
31 May 16
they are now more Tourist attractions and keep up the maintenance, before they were they very poor area
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
30 May 16
It reminds me of some houses if "Little Portugal" in Toronto, very colorful.
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
31 May 16
I noticed a lot of the coloured houses in Capri and Italy as well - I think is stunning to look at but my house is Mushroom white - I like clinical looking things
@LadyDuck (157404)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
I do not believe here in Switzerland, but I remember colorful small houses near Venice, in Burano.
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
31 May 16
Yes, I know that Venice also had such wonderful coloured buildings - ahhh those days are so far away
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
30 May 16
Awesome picture, I want a pink house. Did you get that line form the TV show Weeds? That show was awesome. The city where I live most of the houses are sitting on top of one another but the houses are very different and old. If you go more into the suburbs all the new development houses look very much alike, which I think is kind of boring. Variety is fun :-)
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
30 May 16
No I know the song and I always sing it when i am around the houses - What is Weeds all about?
@Corbin5 (106276)
• United States
30 May 16
Let's see. Galena, Illinois would be quaint. The song about those ticky-tacky houses came out when I was a kid. Glad I lived in a neighborhood that did not have ticky-tacky houses.
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
9 Aug
This sounds like a place I would love to visit. The area you showed look very quaint.
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@marguicha (94652)
• Chile
12 Apr 17
We have several different places in my country.
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
31 May 16
those are some...bright colors there.
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@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
24 Jun 16
Those are some brightly painted little houses.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
24 Jun 16
Well, yes, because the U.S. is quite large and diverse. Nothing quite that cute in Austin, but there's lots to see, even if it is less than 200 years old. To get old stuff in Texas you have to go to San Antonio or an archeological dig.