Post Overberg Fires

The past few weeks a surface with the surface of the Cape Peninsula (Cape Town) went up in flames in the Overberg. It did not get into the national news for the journos/editors in the Mother City seemingly think that South Africa ends at the Hottentots Mountains 50 km East of Cape Town ( 😀 ). News in South Africa is very relative by the way. Good (investigate) journalists who go the extra mile are nowadays a rarity but that’s another story. Anyway I just made a photo-collage of the destructive fires. All property and agricultural crops/livestock saved; thanks to the (local) fire fighters amongst them numerous volunteers; all provided with food and drinks by other local people. In our village a team of 5+ volunteers kept themselves busy buttering bread (etc.) and distributing it to the several spots where the fire fighters were in action. That’s what I call ‘community spirit’. Yes; it’s there in South Africa: people of different walkabouts standing together for a common goal. If only the politicians could follow that example…. 😉

Post-Overberg-Fires

Author: Herman van Bon Photography

" I like to explore the possibilities and limits of digital art, I just let it flow to see where it can go, sometimes the end result appears quickly, sometimes the creative process takes months and other times  the creation dies in its own beauty". 

11 thoughts on “Post Overberg Fires”

  1. That’s a good one, the politicians would rather walk on the fire before they collaborate on a common goal!
    Happy to hear that the community where you live is so very supportive, helpful and generous! Under these circumstances is a wonderful thing to know you can count on it. Happy that you guys are all safe! Take care!
    Lovely shot btw!

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  2. Your write about people banning together, it makes you feel good; that is nice! I hope the people will be able to recover the long term effects of the fire. Nice photo! Yea, government is a waste. The all should go!

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