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Bottle Store

The Gable of the Bottle Store

Andringa Street still has a number of attractive little buildings, perhaps not of particular architectural significance, yet affording some variety to the aspects of the street and giving a personal dimension to an area which, in other respects is hardly remarkable for its warmth and attractiveness.
one example is the bottle store adjoining the town hall. How did it get the oriental coronet that gives it the air of having strayed from the Boro Budur? This touch of the orient , together with the batch of devoted tipplers luitering about long before ten o'clock in the morning in anticipation of being admitted to the temple of Bacchus, makes one forget for a moment the bleakness of the surroundings.
Ters van Huyssteen, Footloose in Stellenbosch

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