This Victorian Gothic-style Clock Tower is an icon of the city’s old docks as well as a point of reference for the V&A Waterfront; which we all enjoy. Originally built as the Port Captain’s Office, it was completed in 1882 together with its decorative mirror room on the second floor (to allow the Port Captain a view of all activities in the harbour) and a tide-gauge mechanism on the bottom floor.
I’ve been lucky enough to picnic on its balcony and take in the views from all round. I love it and was therefore very curious to see it Yellow. Painted to launch the four themes of the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 and to mark the call for project proposals. The theme is “Live Design. Transform Life” with emphasis on ’African innovation, Bridging the divide, Today for tomorrow and Beautiful spaces and things’.
There couldn’t be a better place to call in the today and tomorrow beautiful. And our precious Clock Tower looks incredible painted Yellow!