Maboneng Precinct , Johannesburg – Place of light

I love this board in Maboneng- an African variation of a board found in many cities around the world.  Some of the quirky things others had written were “Go to Hogwarts” and “Understand Women”.

What do you want to do before you die?

I think that I’d like to visit every country in the world…

Maboneng

Maboneng

More about Maboneng

Maboneng is a Sotho word meaning “place of light”. Quite appropriate for a place that is a shining example of urban renewal.

Most Jo’burgers have been there at some time. But for those who don’t know, Maboneng is a privately developed energetic district in the Johannesburg CBD. It houses trendy art galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, a market, a bioscope, a hotel as well as backpackers accommodation.

I went there for  a Sunday stroll and snapped some photos on my smartphone.

Maboneng

Maboneng

The bright colours enhance the optimism in the area.

And so do boards like these…

Happiness Manifesto

Happiness Manifesto

We had delicious coffee at Origin Coffee…

Origin Coffee

Origin Coffee

And we visited Market on Main which is only open on Sundays…

Market on Main

Market on Main

where they were selling these delicious goodies…

Market on Main

Market on Main

and the biggest seafood paella I’ve ever seen…

Seafood paella

Seafood paella

Then we browsed through the shops and the galleries including the I was shot in Joburg gallery…

I was shot in Joburg

I was shot in Joburg

Out on the balcony, we saw this…

Maboneng

Maboneng

It was a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

Oh, and Maboneng also has free wi-fi.

 

For more information visit

Market on Main

Maboneng Precinct

264 Fox Street, Johannesburg

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