Building a nest 1 (to be continued)

On our verandah (‘Stoep’ in South Africa); only 2 meters from the door. Unfortunately not the most suitable location to picture.  

The Wall. No chicken tonight guys …

25 Years after the Berlin Wall came down a new wall is erected in the outskirts of our village. The municipality wanted to buy land from a chicken farmer for the extension of the ‘location’ (township) but the chicken farmer was not happy with that; afraid that more chickens would be stolen by poor hungry …

Home Sweet Home

These pictures show how millions of South Africans are housed. To avoid misunderstandings: it’s NOT the homestead of South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma. This guy has always been very privileged … šŸ˜‰ …; most probably never stayed in a shack (well I did and it was quite an experience. Everything there except electricity and a …

Winter in South Africa

Collecting fire wood for warmth in the ‘location’ (township).

The Amazing Sunset 4: Winged friends

The date is Sunday 12 May 2013 and the time somewhere between 6 and 8 PM. Location: a hidden spot along the lagoon near the village. Together with friends and a great colored family from Mount Pleasant (who also discovered this spot…) we experienced one of those numerous amazing sunsets our area has to offer. …

Friendship in Stanford.

Took this shot last month. These little guys showed me around in their location (township) near our village. Forgot their names (Xhosa names are sometimes difficult to pronounce; especially for relative outsiders) but they turned out to be great guides and great friends. I learned and experienced a bit of the harsh conditions quite a …