Johannesburg is a city of contrasts, and architecture is no exception. Here are some photos of some of the shiny, the dusty, the modern, the old, and I think the most interesting to me--the once shiny and new but now old and dusty. For example, the Vodacom building must have been a state of the art technical hub at one time but has been humbled through the years to a high density apartment building with satellite dishes bristling from almost every window. I can't imagine what happens when elevators stop working for any reason as they often do in the older part of town. I would love to see a time lapse movie of the evolution of this city.