Maboneng: An Urban Getaway
I had been on the receiving end of emailed teasers and news from the Maboneng Precinct for about a year before I got to visit it.
In my mind it was always an inspiring concept, an example of urban regeneration in a pocket of downtown Johannesburg; one gradually returning to its former and much hipper glory with renovated buildings and a progressive perspective. Brave tenants were opening top art galleries, it was home to the only independent cinema in Johannesburg, fashion stores, cafes and restaurants added flavour.
The very concept tugged at my rural-based strings and I longed for an urban getaway.