Thursday, 10 October 2013

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.

Hope you enjoyed our walkabout?


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At 31 December 2013 at 03:42 , Blogger Thandi Rizzi said...

The City's now back to its rightful owners.Harare is beautiful and world class PLUS all citizens can now walk on the pavement

At 2 July 2017 at 22:17 , Blogger Moses Bullrush said...

Thandi Rizzi. Photographs of Salisbury from 1980 back to 1890 show Africans walking on the pavement. You use fake black self-pity to distract attention from the truth that since 1980, black political corruption has reduced Zimbabwe to the same economic depravation and social degredation as all other post-colonial independent African countries. Face up to your own failure instead of telling lies about Rhodesia.

At 26 October 2018 at 16:06 , Blogger Jerry Schoone said...

I agree with Mr Bullrush and probably all of Africa does likewise

At 1 January 2019 at 16:59 , Blogger Unknown said...

t 31 December 2013 at 03:42 , Blogger Thandi Rizzi said...

The City's now back to its rightful owners.Harare is beautiful and world class PLUS all citizens can now walk on the pavement

Oh don't talk nonsense... blacks could always walk on the pavement and until the British arrived there was no city... it was built by whites and blacks.


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