Seagull

Seagull. Larus Dominicanus – The Cape Gull or Kelp Gull. Occurs mainly along the coast of Southern Africa. This gull was ‘shot’ in Arniston in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa. The Overberg (150 kilometer East of Cape Town) is home for several hundreds of bird species and is sometimes also mentioned …

With African Feet to ‘Contemporary Art Africa’

From August 9 to October 10 my ‘African Feet’ (and more) on display during the exhibition ‘Contemporary Art Africa’ in Ihlienworth (Cuxhaven) Germany

The South African whose funeral attracted more Afro-Africans than that of Nelson Mandela

From history people can learn that history is always repeating itself. Unfortunately history is not high on the list of subjects in education so people forget or are unaware of the existence of certain events. I’m not a South African but Dutch living in South Africa and, while not pretending to know it all, I …

One of those little things 6: the musical frog

Most people have those invaluable things in and around the house. It can be a souvenir from a place visited; memories from childhood, a heirloom or whatever. I’ve made a photographic inventory in our house and I publish the images in this blog, one by one. They are all in B&W. Today is the day …

We love South Africa

Don’t you?                                                                 This poster will be used for promotion purposes abroad

African passports

Passport masks in Africa were used before the modern day passport was invented, to identify which tribe or country people belonged to when moving across Africa. All the different tribes and countries identified themselves with their own special colors and symbols often incorporating birds and animals. Mens and womans masks differed. Most masks originate from …