Today we went to visit Maboneng. Maboneng is an arts quarter in the downtown area of Johannesburg that has been renovated and in a certain way gentrified in the last 8 years. This has been mostly through the efforts of a single developer that is trying to bring back life to the city. The result has been wonderful, this is now a neighborhood where young people are moving in and businesses are flourishing. Many people from the city are coming to visit its arts shops, markets and restaurants.
We spent the morning and early afternoon in Maboneng walking around the neighborhood, eating great international food, and browsing through the market and artsy stores. Everyone said it was a very happy day. Here are some photos they wanted to share.