Natural Abstract

Silos in Bredasdorp, Western Cape, South Africa.  


Small is (also) beautiful

The Americas may have the ‘Grand Rapids’ and the Niagara Falls; here in the little town of Napier in the Western Cape, South Africa we have the Napier Rapids and the Napier Falls. Both are impressive in their own right. Right? Right!

Just imagine …

(Imaginary) Sculpture of Ulrich Riek, Napier, Western Cape, South Africa

The Klipdale Experience

“If you want to experience an amazing sunset you have to come to Klipdale”, an acquaintance said. “There is something in the atmosphere here”. And so I made the 20 kilometer dirt road drive from my village to Klipdale; a farming community of approximately 120 people between Napier and Riviersonderend in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. …

The late Sunday afternoon drive (4 pictures)

Four different processing modes with a multitude of software (plug-ins). Images shot along back road between Napier and Stanford in the Western Cape, South Africa. Date: Sunday 24 April between 15:00 and 17:00 PM. The distance to the furthest mountains at the horizon is in all pictures between 20 and 25 km (13-16 miles). Just …

The removal (an update)

23 Days ago we moved 50 kilometers from Stanford to Napier in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa. We had to start with a gigantic cleaning operation and since last week we are unpacking. The first plants have since last Wednesday a place in the new garden and many others are still …

Ode to the gardener

I admire landscaper/gardener Tommy Ngwenya. He is a South African and works hard in creating and maintaining the most beautiful gardens in Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa. He is from the (I hate the expression …) “previously disadvantaged” side of the society (hate it because most South Africans are still disadvantaged for whatever reason). His business …

Kind of Land Art

(In the dunes near Arniston, Western Cape, South Africa)

Morning Mist in ‘Downtown’ Napier 2 (3 pictures)