Houses made of Ticky Tacky and they all look just the same!
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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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.
• 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
• 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 :-)