Desmond Martin

Walking Long Street

Walking Long Street is an easy-reading layman's guide to the 'olde-worlde' buildings of Cape Town's famous Long Street. The author and illustrator, Dr. Desmond Martin, having lived at the YMCA, No. 44 Long Street, in his student days, returns with his pen and paintbrush to pay tribute to the charming Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco buildings that were part of his world in 1955. Anecdotes from his past are interwoven with the descriptions of more than 50 buildings, which can still be seen and admired in Long Street. If you are fascinated by the building styles of a bygone era, then this book is an essential companion for your walk up the city's most exciting thoroughfare.
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