A Glimpse of Jozi: Long Street Quirk

by | Jun 12, 2012 | Johannesburg, Markets/Shopping, Melville and Surrounds | 8 comments

I’m busy this week and don’t have much time to blog. So I’ll quickly share some quirky photos and omit my usual lengthy commentary.

Today’s shots are from Long Street, in the Jozi suburb of Albertville. Long Street is one of the best places in town to shop for furniture — antique, new, and just plain old. Long Street is also great for a dose of Jozi quirkiness.

A quirky antique sign outside a quirky antique shop. Note the bullet hole.

Entrance to the same quirky shop.

Through the looking glass. Note the red glass chandelier.

Pretty glass bottles for sale in an antique shop bathroom.

Al-Ca-Pawn! Get it? This is actually a really great shop.

I’ll share more quirky photos later in the week.


  1. Sine

    Never heard of Long Street but will now look for it, thanks for sharing! Al-Ca-Pawn – LOL.

    • 2summers

      It’s a great place to explore – definitely check it out if you get the chance.

    • mbulelo

      hi there, im interested in buying vintage furniture where is this long street vintage shop
      cant wait to get my hands on a beautifull piece. Please send directions

  2. KLong

    I love that chandelier! If I ever make it back to SA, let’s go to this shop! MIss you xoxoxo

    • 2summers

      Miss you too. I will definitely take you there when you come.

  3. Kathryn McCullough

    Gosh, I LOVE the photo of the blue bottles. Hope you have a productive week.

    • 2summers

      Thanks Kathy. I’m glad you like that photo. For some reason I almost decided not to include it — glad I did.

  4. darkjade68

    Hye 2Summers, How have you been… I just wanted to Thank You for Following “The Dark Globe”… It’s June Follower Appreciation Month over there, you should Check it out



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