Arts On Main : 12 Decades Art Hotel Part 2
Continued from Arts On Main : 12 Decades Art Hotel Part 1..
Here are some more interesting rooms that I saw.
Room #1966-1976. This room explored the history of a building called the Carlton Centre in Joburg.
Back in the decade of 1966-1976, the Carlton Centre was one of the very few places in the city where inter-racial socialising was permitted. The layout of the room represents the Carlton Centre’s 360 degree viewing deck over Joburg.
It was a lovely black and white room.
Weird part was, although the rooms were elegant, the external view wasn’t always so interesting.
I noticed fittings all over the building in their raw condition.
Step into another room.. Room #1896-1906 to be exact.. and be wowed again.
There was lots of Asian influence in the design to illustrate the significance of the Asian labourers in that era.
I loved the old fashioned windows.
Last room that I saw – Room #1886-1896.
This one was pure arty farty. I loved the stark white.
The design of this room reflected on the need to have both historic and modern relevance in order to create a bright future for the country.
I want to go back there and check out the rest of the rooms!