Sticking out

Shot during a hike in the Hottentots Mountains in the Western-Cape, South Africa

Portrait of Joey; partner in coffee

Beans about Coffee in Robertson, South Africa, is run by one of the partners Joey (Messina Musindo) who is a Robertsonner since almost 20 years. He is regarded as one of the best baristas in the Western Cape and is an expert on everything that smells coffee. A portrait:

New fresh pastures …

… after the much needed rain in the Western Cape, South Africa. (2pictures)

A collector’s Dream

Most probably by far the largest (private) collection of curiosity and antiques in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa, can be found in some barns in the ‘outback’ of Napier. Skilled craftsman Mike Pope has been collecting the items during his entire life.   When visiting him he apologizes himself for the …

Hermanus FynArts

Every year there is this art festival in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa. Plenty of sculptures along the Cliff Path but not this year. It’s a meager outdoor exhibition but the few sculptures I saw are interesting. The event, including some concerts, workshops, etc. started last Thursday and ends this Sunday 18 June. More worthwhile …

Earth, Wind and Fire

In addition to serving as spouts for water in ancients times, the gaping mouths of gargoyles evoked the fearsome destructiveness of these legendary beasts, reminding the laity of the need for the (Roman Catholic) church’s protection. A previous owner of this house added them to keep evil spirits out. Original photographs in black and white. …

Sunrise in Nowhere …

… between Napier and Elim in the Overberg, South Africa.  


Typical golden hour landscape in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa

Solar Eclipse

Sunday 26 February 2017:  5:35 PM local time in Napier, Western Cape, South Africa.

Tesselaarsdal revisited

Tesselaarsdal is a small hamlet somewhere in nowhere between Caledon and Hermanus in the Western Cape, South Africa.