Friday, July 07, 2006

Where is this? K'la back in the day


These are pictures of K'la back in the day. I'd like you guys to tell me from which parts of town they are and what is there now (if anything has been changed).





10 comments:

Lovely Amphibian said...

dude you are some kind of encyclopeadia? the first one is someplace along kampala road, i think. it looks alot like today's Jinja but i think it is kampala rd. secong pix is former grindlays bank, the place opposite crane bank. right?

Bronchitikat said...

Errr. . . Somewhere built during the 'Colonial' period. Hope we left you with a better heritage than just a few grand builidings. Though, somehow, I wonder.

Jay said...

LA. You have things slightly mixed up. Came close but not quite.

Let me wait for a few more comments before I let you know the places.

Bronchitikat you are right, both buildings were bilt during the colonial period. As for the heritge, it was mostly good 'xcept for 1 0r 2 issues that have created all manner of chaos over the last 30 years.

Bronchitikat said...

Jay - sorry about the way the Empire pulled out & left you to pick up the pieces. Hope we're doing better now, well, some of us are trying! Hope you're doing better too.

Degstar said...

that building in the first photo is what used to be known as Drapers Building, where the real men of yesteryear, e.g. my Dad, bought their suits and stuff. the original building was demolished and replaced with the current Crane Chambers. may i have my money now please?

inktus said...

the first one is Uganda Railways and the second one looks like a school...

Jay said...

Degstar you get pic 1. It is the former Drapers (1949)Ltd, Uganda's first department store. It wasnt really demolished, it was more of a thorough modification, which probably explains why the damn building has no lifts.

@inktus, sorry the second pic is not a school, far from it.

Hint: there is a famous bank and equally famous hotel in its immediate environs.

jkb said...

Jay, that must be the high court in the second pic. Ching, ching...show me the money

Jay said...

The second picture is imperial hotel(grand imperial hotel today). This was before the canopy was built over the front and that part of town had no traffic. Actually at this time (1961) neither the bank of Uganda building or the Apollo hotel (sheraton hotel today had been built)

Anonymous said...

how old are you jay?