Sunday, July 30, 2006

A Drive Down Marshall Street I

Above: Corner of Marshall and Delvers Streets.
Above: Corner of Marshall and West Streets
Above: the remains of a once popular night club, called "Heaven", just around the corner from the Carlton Centre. Now a gutted ruin.
Below: Dr. Makita is on hand if you need medical assistance.


10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A nightclub called "Heaven"?

It was the Doors! It even has that written on the wall still!

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that he may or may not have got the name wrong doesn't make it any less heartbreaking for those of us who have some pretty damn good memories of the place. Probably only got it wrong because he couldn't see past the tears ...

PS. Any idea what happened to the Carlton Skyrink? I spent many a happy Saturday there falling on my (white-and-proud-of-it) ass

12:42 PM  
Blogger The Real Realist said...

The fact that he may or may not have got the name wrong

Actually, I didn't. It was called Heaven in the mid 1980s, before it was called Doors.

12:45 PM  
Blogger The Real Realist said...

Any idea what happened to the Carlton Skyrink?

Closed ages ago. Ice skating is a White thing, and when they vanished, it vanished.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow yeah the doors,finally a blog on the place where so many out of this world experiences were had,i remeber pulling up there on my honda and headbanging on the stage until the early hours..great blog

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOW SAD TO SEE DOORS CLUB A DUMP AND WHAT ABOUT ROUND THE CORNER DOME OF THE CARLTON CLUB?

4:28 AM  
Blogger Kalahari said...

I Remember The Doors, and I had friends there who were going snce Heaven Days, Hell, The Doors were some of the best times of my life. Sometimes I'd go Skating at the Skyring First, Then On to the Doors (Where There's Power In The Music)for a few hours of coinage, rocking and meeting some Awesome friends

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My God - I can't believe the one place I have such awesome memories of has gone to such ruin. It was the best nightclub - best music, best atmosphere and great people. It's so sad.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Lorenzo said...

It was called Heaven before it was the Doors. Heaven was a high energy club/alternative club and the first night club I ever went to at the age of 16 years old. If I can remember correctly it was
R20,00 to get in including all drinks. They used to serve watered down beer.

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Lorenzo said...

It was called Heaven before it was the Doors. Heaven was a high energy club/alternative club and the first night club I ever went to at the age of 16 years old. If I can remember correctly it was
R20,00 to get in including all drinks. They used to serve watered down beer. Nice and dark upstairs and I remember fingering my girlfriend in the balconies upstairs on a number of occasions. Great memories.

5:05 PM  

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