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Wonderful photos of some stunning buildings here

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Old Cape Town

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Cape Town (South Africa)  has seen many changes since it was inhabited by the native Khoi and was first visited by Bartholomew Dias in 1488. The town was a Dutch trading post under Jan Van Riebeeck, and then came under British rule in 1814. Since then it has seen a lot of change and become a unique town with its own unique mix of culture.

De Waal Park in 1898

 

The lime kilns in Mowbray in 1910, with Table Mountain in the background.

Sea Point in 1890

 

The naval base of Simon’s Town in 1900.

The beach that used to be in Woodstock. This photo was taken in 1899

Doomsday Preppers

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‘doomsday preppers’

 

People fascinate me no end sometimes. Who wants to live forever? And like poor old Rip van Winkle come back and all your friends and acquaintances are long gone dead and buried. What would have happened if Sleeping Beauty did in fact sleep for a 100 years?

 

But with this one I think I smell a rat – a rat of big $$$ and suckers with more money than sense!

Well, how about one of these luxurious condos, which come with all the mod-cons, as well as a pool, a movie theater and a library – oh, and a guarantee that it will survive Doomsday if and when that fateful day comes.

For these luxury flats, deep below the Kansas prairie in the shaft of an abandoned missile silo, are meant to withstand everything from economic collapse and solar flares to terrorist attacks and pandemics.

 

read more here

 

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