The Old Paarl Road

Old Paarl Road
The Old Paarl Road starts in the suburb of Bellville and runs parallel to the N1 national highway, through Brackenfell, Kraaifonten, and other suburbs all the way to Paarl - and beyond in fact.

I wasn't around at the time, but at some point I was told that the Old Paarl Road was the main route that one took to get to Paarl (a farming town about 60 kilometers from Cape Town) before the N1 was built.

12 thoughts on “The Old Paarl Road

  1. Paul

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    Ah, no, it’s not you at all Jonathan – the pic is purposely overexposed (although I guess that I’d have to say that now wouldn’t I?). :)

    Because it’s “Old” Paarl Road I thought I’d give the photo a vintage feel – hence the colouring. I felt that the extreme exposure added to this, and like that it cut out detail towards the end of the road.

  2. Ali

    Overexposed? It remind me of The Parlontones. ^^ BTW: I loved it to drive in South Africa. I felt quite free. In relation to Germany, South Africa seems to have less rules. Or they don’t care… :D

  3. Paul

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    Well observed Jonathan – McDonalds coffee it was.

    Yes Ali! I really like that song. It’s strange, but there’s a lot of people who don’t like the Parlotones. I took photos at one of their gigs a while back. It was fantastic!

    Hendrik – yeah, I think it is fairly old hey. It kinda makes sense – it’s the old main road to get to Paarl. Do you know if those ’50s photos are on the Web?

  4. Ali

    Really? I only met one person, who doesn’t like TP. But she isn’t the youngest anymore and she seems to be quite conservative. She esp. hates the make up of that one guy. :D I’ve got to know the band during my stay. I asked in a StudiVZ group (a cheap and nasty German copy of Facebook) on South Africa for raquo;typical» South African music groups. One guy recommended TP. I did eventually buy three CDs. *lol*

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