La Bicyclette au Mur 1

(The Bicycle on the Wall). Series of (details of) an extra-ordinary mural at a coffee shop in the ‘Andries Pretorius Street’ in Somerset-West, Western Cape, South Africa.

Sunrise on the beach

Shot during an early morning hike along a non-touristic beach near Quoin Point somewhere between Hermanus and Cape Aghulas in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa. The sea mist start to move in. HDR-fusion of 2 images with shutter times of 5 and 7 seconds, apertures of 22 and 32 and ISO …

Harvest on its way

Shot along the road near Bonnievale in the Western Cape, South Africa: vineyards as far as the eye reaches. Soon these vineyards will be swarmed with grape pickers and (for the cheaper wines) with harvesting machines.

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 …

Landscape, yesterday somewhere in the Western Cape, South Africa

The ‘Banana House’

Last night’s sunset …

…. as seen from our verandah (camera facing North).

After the rain

See also previous posting (The hidden power of H2O). An impression:

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.

La Pintade …

… is French for Guinea-flowl. This one is a special (light colored) breed and we met her on a farm near Barrydale in the Western Cape, South Africa.