A Salisbury Walkabout with Patrick Allen
Above: Date circa 1973. Intersection of Second Street/Baker Ave, facing east.Part of Anglican cathedral on left, famous Rixi Renault R4 taxis lined up on right. Cecil Square (not shown) on right. Rhodesian Houses of Parliament in left middle distance (building with small twin spires and covered entrance).
Above: Date circa 1973. Rhodesian Houses of Parliament on right, facing west, i.e. back to where first photograph was photographed. Steeple of Anglican cathedral at end of block on right.
Above: Salisbury Street: Date: circa 1973? Photo of Christmas decorations of main shopping drag, (1st street?)Looking south towards Manica Rd with Standard Bank Bldg in distance (white) in Manica Rd.
Above: Meikles Hotel: Date June 1973 New extension and original bldg on right.
Above: Meikles Hotel: Date June 1973 Original bldg. Note small dome, detailed view "Meikles Hotel 3" showing lions
Above: Meikles Hotel: Date June 1973
Detailed view of famous lions, reputed to roar whenever a virgin walked past.
Above: Jameson Ave with Pearl Insurance Bldg on right.
Above: View of Salisbury Gardens with Livingstone House in background.
This was, at 25 stories, if memory serves me correctly, the tallest building in Salisbury for some years.
Above: Post offices New Salisbury Post Office, Kingsway. North aspect. Feb 1972
Above: CJ Rhodes' statue on Jameson Ave looking towards Parliament.
Above: Statue from other side.
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