Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Johannesburg Municipal Bus Depot

Hidden at the bottom of Newtown, lies the Johannesburg Municipal Bus Depot. Here, the buses for Johannesburg are stored and parked when not in use. But the building itself? Well, what can one say... except that they park the buses outside, for obvious reasons....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think they like glass much!

5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please can you supply a date for this image and the exact address of its location. Id like to see for myself.

3:13 PM  
Blogger The Real Realist said...

Anonymous said...
Please can you supply a date for this image and the exact address of its location. Id like to see for myself.

Photographs taken Saturday 29 July 2006.
Location: Goch Street, Newtown. It is the road that runs under the double carriageway, past Johannesburg Central Police Station. Closest cnr: President Street.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous qynch said...

so that's where they got the Zink-Plate for the shacks built under the modern Mandela Supension Bridge

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to service office machines in this building. the inside was typical of the early building in that there was a lot of brass finishings on the door handles, stairs and lift. Was never pretty inside but to see it now in the current state is very sad.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I can catch a nice bus there, after leaving my pleasant safe hotel, to go to a World Cup game? Well, maybe not.

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so what's the problem ... looks ready for the world cup soccer ahead of schedule!!!!! ha ha ha

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the "World Cup Glass Breaking" warm-up? I bet they are waiting for the 2010 tourists!

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything THEY touch turns to mud,it does not surprise me in the least.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Adrian said...

What a poo-hole of a place.

If it ever happens to Cape Town, God save the savages responsible!

8:33 PM  
Anonymous joanjohnstone said...

I grew up in Johannesburg, born in 1947. It was a beautiful city, I attended Jeppe Girls High School in Kensington - that too was an excellent place of education.
What has happened to my home city is heart wrenching, I wish I could have spent my whole life there, as it was in the good old days. I am self exciled in England. I wonder what will happen in the end!

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived in Johannesburg (Hillbrow of all places) and it was amazing .. I am talking about the late 80's .. I eventually moved to Cape Town in 2001 but the rot started creeping into Cape Town as well (beggers everywhere, drunk teenagers fropm the townships on Camps Bay, street children, litter etc .. I left South Africa August 2005 .. the best thing that I ever did .. compare Auckland's downtown to Jo'burg - what a difference (thanks for the updates, most Saffirs will tell you that Jozi is booming and looking great - ha ha)Follow the link to pics of Auckland for comparison ..

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANONYMOUS (CRIME SICK)South African citizen...
This is how they think...
"If we don't have anymore rules to break.... we will break the glass instead!! Hope this also breaks your hearts, then we have accomplished our goals!!"

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This buidling actually is the Johannesburg Tram Works,Believe it or not there use to be a swimming pool on top of the this building,its still there and its full of garbage, tomato plants and dagga....

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Martin said...

Hey guys...slum creation is not a unique SA thing, there are places like this all over the world.

How about you publish some pictures of the new Johannesburg where the whiteys live? Sandton, Randburg, Suburbia?

So how come the host of this site STILL LIVES IN JHB?

JHB Rocks!!!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an American who has never been to S. Africa, but has always been interested in it, you have my condolences.

If I were you I would get on the first plane to Sydney, Toronto, Auckland...wherever.

God help you.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't it make you just want to rush and book your next vacation there???

Are the buses even running now?

You don't see this on any news programs or talk shows about how great South Africa is doing now that control has been given over to the "original inhabitants".

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left SA in early 2001 after being the vicitm of crime. Again. In fact, I'd lost count by that time.

I used to work in Jo'burg's CBD and I am shocked to see the images you have displayed on your blog. As home sick as I am for the social life and sunny skies, I will never set foot in SA again.

When I tell people in the UK (where I am living now) about the state of SA, they think I am exaggerating. They cannot comprehend what SA is like.

My thoughts and prayers go to all those who are left behind and, for whatever reason, cannot get the hell out of dodge!

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still looks nicer than Detroit. Everywhere these baboons go will end up the same I am afraid. If whites are not allowed to self-segregate we will be extinct before the end of the century for sure.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Son gave his life for his family in this murderess place an attempt to save his family....We all believed it was worth working towards the future, together regardless of colour...My new adopted country comes at the very high price of my Son's life..
Africa ? Good riddance ... to bad rubbish.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy said...

Martin said:
"How about you publish some pictures of the new Johannesburg where the whiteys live? Sandton, Randburg, Suburbia"

Well, I've been out of SA for 2 years, but the last time I drove around Sandton City it didn't look too cosy either...

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used to work there in the 80's as an apprentice for the council.Old building yes but in perfect order
Its a shame to help build something all you live and then see it vanish in 10 short years

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked at the Rand Daily Mail for several years in the mid-1970s. Caught a bus from Rossentenville into town. Drivers were a bit rapid with their radios blaring out. Walked from the bus depot down Main Street, no problem. Would you chance that now?

7:14 PM  

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