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The last of 2017

The end of 2017 was a once off private performance of ‘The Better box Co’ of ‘THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK’ (by Lewis Carrol’) in, of all places, Wolvengat in the Western Cape, South Africa. The play was initiated by artist Willem de Roubaix who also created the moving cardboard orchestra (home made electronics and mechanics). If you think that Cape Town is South Africa, forget it; it’s only a small part of it. The real things happen in the ‘hinterland’ across the mountain…. Cape Town is just a ‘tourist thing’ 😉 .

Earth Wind & Fire

I’m always experimenting with new photo-processing techniques from Black & White reduction to in-drawings/paintings to the application of (own) textures and whatever. In our Private Gallery Napier I show visitors individual examples of each technique.

In my imaginaries I combine the different techniques. The triptych ‘Earth Wind & Fire’ is a good example of it. Coming weekend, 16-18 November, this work (next to many landscapes) will be on display during the Greyton Art Walk in Greyton, South Africa; a 90 minutes rural drive from Cape Town.

There is hope for Cape Town

The water level in Theewaterskloof Dam (the main source for drink water for Cape Town) is still extreme low and Capetonians will have to live with the severe water restrictions for the time being. But slowly the sam in filling up. Snow in the mountains around (like the one in the background) will contribute to that.

Off the beaten track

I’m living in a small town through which the main road between Cape Town and the Southernmost tip of the African Continent runs. ‘Runs’, indeed for most tourists are racing in high speed mode from one ‘attraction’ to the other. It’s a pity to see people not experiencing the real beauty of a wonderful countryside. Sometimes I think; why not turn left or right into a gravel road and get lost … in a wonderful landscape with ever changing skies throughout the seasons. Yes; one can pick up some of that on the main road but it’s incomparable with the real thing. Our Swiss friends are visiting South Africa virtually every year and although they drive rural pace in the countryside they never got the idea to go into the deep … So I took them out one early morning. Yes, we also did the Southernmost Tip, for that was still on their list, but after the off the beaten track tour they had seen it there within a few minutes; the shipwreck nearby was far more interesting as was the illegal dumpsite of Cape Nature Conservation in a protected nature reservation (sad story), etc. etc. Oh … and we also went to Elim and in Arniston we had lunch in a place virtually all tourists/tour operators have yet to discover….

Well this is my contribution to this weeks photo challenge. Pictures all taken 23 March 2017 between 5:30 AM and approx. 2:00 PM and they clearly show the ever changing skies and the effect it has on the photos