Kenyan in and around Cape Town

Bokaap Ruin


The remains of human-made architecture: structures that were once complete, as time went by, have fallen into a state of partial or complete disrepair, due to lack of maintenance or deliberate acts of destruction. I took this pictures in Bokaap, Cape Town, formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is quintessentially a Township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is an historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town

The Bokaap ruin,
Cape Town


The door to nowhere: When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us

Back in the day people actually talked to their neighbours next door or across the street. What changed?!! Does the gal next still exist?! And do people still borrow tomatoes, salt and onions? DO we even know who our neighbors are?!

How much time and money we spend on material possessions … houses that cannot stand the test of time, which in time fall into a state of ruin but have no time or money for family and friends?!

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