28 Kilometers to Elim

At the Waterfront in Elim, South Africa

South Africa’s largest wooden watermill ….

.. in Elim hasn’t been used for quite a while. Two years ago it was working nicely after a long restoration period and there were big plans for its use (grinding flour, etc.) but it seems that (local?) politics caused non-activity. Pity.

Sunrise in Nowhere …

… between Napier and Elim in the Overberg, South Africa.  

Elim a year ago

Revisited Landmeterskop and Elim

(2 pictures)

Tomorrow …

This is the last week Emile Richter shows tourists around the restored watermill in 19th century village Elim. The village land is owned by the Moravian church and only villagers are allowed to build a house on a designated plot. Emile is one of the driving forces behind the restoration of the village including upgrade of …

Between Elim and the Ocean

Elim; The old Watermill and more

(See also previous posting) It took Emile Richter the past years a lot of work and passion to restore the old watermill and he is clearly proud of it. His wish is it to use the mill again for milling wheat grains into flour as it was originally designated for. Roofs in the main road …

Reflection of a village

In small communities with families living there for generations, the church is the reflection of village life. Elim in South Africa is a typical Moravian Mission Town and the windows of the church reflect very nicely the changes this village (population: plus-minus 2500) momentarily undergoes. The next posting will show more of Elim.