Who waits for a taxi in rural South Africa ….

…. can wait a very, very long time…

The Hitchhiker

He who waits for a taxi in rural South Africa can wait a long, long time Composite image of a hitchhiker across the street. Added are two sculptures of local artist Uhlrich Riek (right) and the ‘astronaut’ in the rocket is recycle artist Jan Vingerhoets. The rocket I assembled of different parts of scrap metal which Herman pictured in and around his workshop.Limited edition run of …

Rural

Aloe time in the Western Cape

The Western Cape in South Africa is a Winter rainfall area. And while the Northern Hemisphere is moving into the summer here we slowly move into the Winter. For the Western Cape it means that many endemic aloes will provide a magnificent view while driving through the rural part of this South African province.

Broken Nostalgia

Is it broken or not. I just wondered going through my photo-archive and finding these pictures I made in the rural Overberg and (second gallery) of a hidden gem in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

URBAN: Rural Reflection

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Desolated

Far from city or even rural buzz we found this empty old beach house during a long beach hike somewhere along the Southernmost coastline of South Africa.

A village awakes

Early morning I start the day with a doggy walk, followed by the obvious coffee, and most of the time I have my camera with me just in case of. There was a bit of mist in ‘Die Vlei’ (little lake) but not enough to make a faerie-like picture; still than I shot a few. …

Street Life in the Village

Don’t expect the city buzz. Stanford is after all just a small village. Everything goes in rural pace. This (Saturday-) morning we went to the local market, had some coffee along the road, chatted about everything and nothing with other villagers and in between I made some street shots. Click on the thumbnails for enlargement.

Always drive slowly in the country

Sometimes I notice holiday makers rushing from one place to the other. They miss a lot and are sometimes even a danger for all that’s alive. Maybe it’s my age, I don’t know, but I drive in rural pace in the country side and enjoy. There are always surprises like earlier this week. Live and …