To this day, the houses are a mix of Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture, in distinctive multi-coloured rows on steeply cobbled roads. The choice of colour is said to be attributed to the fact that while on lease, all the houses had to be white. When this rule was eventually lifted, and the slaves were allowed to buy the properties, all the houses were painted bright colours by their owners as an expression of their freedom.
This image of a couple of colourful contrasting houses on Wale Street, Bo-Kaap is currently on exhibition as part of the Art SA Exhibition in Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town. It's so nice to be part of a real life exhibition again!
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