Riaan Labuschagne: Port Elizabeth Architecture

Port Elizabeth has often been mentioned as South Arica’s capital of Art Nouveau style architecture. Due to the influence of the European settlers who arrived in the early 1800s, many buildings have detailed  stonework, wrought iron and stained glass as can be seen in many areas in Central even to this day.

Houses of worship, in particular, display a fascinating attention to detail with combinations of high roofs, steep spires, large stained glass windows and an incredibly precisely cut masonry.

Port Elizabeth also has its fair share of  Cape Dutch style architecture as well as Victorian and Edwardian styles.

These are just a few photos from a larger collection taken by Riaan Labuschagne. High resolution versions are available on request. Riaan retains the copyright to all of the images on display here.

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