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Stanford Harvest

In our town there are many eateries, coffee shops and restaurants (even the only one in South Africa with a Michelin Star!!!) that we sometimes doubt if they can all survive. Lucky for these establishments there is a steady growing influx of visitors. And yes; another one recently opened its doors: Stanford Harvest; an eatery combined with a gallery of a resident artist. We wish this newcomer all the best.

For a true Stanford Harvest we just look from our verandah to the neighbour’s landmark tree every morning. See for yourself.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Not so difficult this Weekly Photo Challenge Nighttime. Not so long ago I made a night walk through our village with my camera in hand. I hate flashes and other artificial lighting equipment for the photographer. Night scenes I like to picture as is and how I see it; as simple as that. Sometimes I adjust the white balance and sometimes not.

The centre of the village (and as usual the highest spot as the village borders a river) is the Dutch Reformed Church but there are also some restaurants, historical buildings and a worldwide ‘highly acclaimed’ antique shop (The New Junk Shop). Well see for yourself.

The Museum

One of the finest educational museums to visit in the Western Cape, South Africa is the one dedicated to the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (sometimes written as Diaz) in Mossel Bay. The nice thing is the lack of coffee corners, restaurants and ‘Made in China’ souvenir shops but somewhere hidden within the museum is a shop with locally made crafts related to the museum and the town. Coffee and food outlets are plenty nearby.

In the centre of the museum is a big hall with in it a replica of the vessel the explorer discovered Mossel Bay in 1588. Most pictures in this photo-gallery show details of this vessel. Lots of ropes… But there is plenty more of curiosities to experience!

 

 

Food presentation in Black and White

This morning I’ve been engaged in the assignment of food presentation in Black & White for a restaurant. I did one plate in different stages of ‘food-decoration’. I’ve chosen three images for this blog.

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Wall Painting plus

Pictured in Somerset-West (Western Cape, South Africa) while waiting until the dentist finished his  work of dental art in Yvonne’s mouth. Excellent coffee, bread rolls and of course baguette over there in the Henri Pretorius Street.

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