Crossing the Barrier

20 Odd years after ‘apartheid’ there are still some barriers to overcome in South Africa. This village (Stanford, Western Cape) is not an exception although the relations between people of different walks of life are relatively good and more on equal base than we experienced in some other places in the ‘Rainbow Nation’. There is still a division between ‘White’ and ‘Non-White’ people and there is also a division between ‘Black’ and ‘Coloured’ people; leaving the tribal/clan divisions of ‘Afro-Africans for what it is for now.

There is a natural barrier between ‘White’ and ‘Non White’ communities and that is the Willem Appel Dam which also borders our street. This metamorphoto shows people crossing this barrier.

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(for once and for all) WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Abandoned

Nearby our village, along the road to Hermanus, you can find the Dumping Grounds of Cape Nature Conservation with asbestos and other hazardous stuff scattered around. On the plot also a few abandoned buildings which were originally build as boat houses, later converted to ‘people houses, and since Cape Nature Conservation took over slowly demolishing by natural forces. Shot this ‘inferno-like’ metamorphoto earlier this week during sunrise with the camera facing NorthWest. In the gallery some shots of ‘stuff’ ….

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After every sundowner comes a sunriser; dedicated to Shari Pienaar

I posted quite a few sunsets in and around our village recently. Today a picture of a sunrise somewhere in our street; made during my daily early morning doggy walk. This metamorphoto is dedicated to Sharika Pienaar whose pictures tell a story of her own ‘Life without regrets‘. Although never met in person she is very dear to us!

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