Victorian

Within the Western Cape, South Africa it’s especially known that the town of Montagu has many Victorian houses. I lived in the area for 11 years but must admit that nearby Robertson has  more Victorian architecture. The ‘Strachan’ house is a good example but such a pity that the local municipality installed a huge light tower (left in picture the reinforcement cable) in front of this monument which makes it difficult to make the right photograph. VictorianRobertson

A traditional Stanfordian Gable

Cape Dutch Architecture is a collective noun for the early settlers architecture in the Western Cape, South Africa. Less known is that individual towns and villages characterized/personalized the gables. A kind of branding one could say. The gable in this picture is the traditional Stanford one. I photographed it early this morning.

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