There once was a place... by Elizabeth Kendall

called District Six. (Cape Town,South Africa)

135 views: 8/6/2011.

Oil on canvas. My own interpretation of how it might have looked before 1996 when District Six was a vibrant, cosmopolitan community.

In 1989 the District Six Museum Foundation was established, and in 1994 the District Six Museum came into being. It serves as a remembrance to the events of the apartheid era as well as the culture and history of the area before the removals. The ground floor is covered by a large street map of District Six, with handwritten notes from former residents indicating where their homes had been; other features of the museum include street signs from the old district, displays of the histories and lives of District Six families, and historical explanations of the life of the District and its destruction. In addition to its function as a museum it also serves as a memorial to a decimated community, and a meeting place and community center for Cape Town residents who identify with its history. (Wikipedia)

ERKENNING ONTVANG in Afrikaans is my moedertaal
27 Januarie 2011

FEATURED in A Place to start
8 June 2011.

FEATURED in Your Country’s Best
11 June 2011.

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11 June 2011.

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  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Grobleralmost 5 years ago

    A happy image! Very nice :-)

  • Thank you Maureen! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks again, Susan. Appreciation.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 5 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL Liz! Love the Spaza Shop!

  • Smile!!! Thanks Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetalmost 5 years ago

    such a lovely place!you convey here the feeling of a quiet happiness!

  • Thank you Agnes, a lovely comment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • craftloft
    craftloftalmost 5 years ago
    • Pragtige werk Liz!

    African Art at Heart Group

  • Baie dankie, so bly jy dink so!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • margaretfraser
    margaretfraseralmost 5 years ago

    lovely feel to this painting

  • Thanks so much, Margaret and also for favouriting it! Makes me happy!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Just wanted to take another peek at this beauty! xx

  • Oh, I love it!! Thanks for leaving your “footprints” here!! xx

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Francis!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    27 Jan 2011

  • Jippie! Ek is vreeslik bly dat hierdie eer my te beurt val! Baie dankie Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
  • Thanks very much, wonderful recognition Corri! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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