Crossing the Barrier

20 Odd years after ‘apartheid’ there are still some barriers to overcome in South Africa. This village (Stanford, Western Cape) is not an exception although the relations between people of different walks of life are relatively good and more on equal base than we experienced in some other places in the ‘Rainbow Nation’. There is still a division between ‘White’ and ‘Non-White’ people and there is also a division between ‘Black’ and ‘Coloured’ people; leaving the tribal/clan divisions of ‘Afro-Africans for what it is for now.

There is a natural barrier between ‘White’ and ‘Non White’ communities and that is the Willem Appel Dam which also borders our street. This metamorphoto shows people crossing this barrier.

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The White Breasted is back in the village

Some B&W’s and one f/c or the White Breasted Cormorant. Local ‘birdy’  Lin Morris (THANK YOU) wrote the caption:

“It is White Breasted Cormorant. They usually spend the day at the sea, or Maanschynbaai lagoon, and come back to Willem Appel Dam in Stanford to wash the saltwater off and dry their wings int the trees, and roost for the night! I spoke to Peter Hochvelden, chairman of the Stanford Bird Club, and he says they are busy building new, improved floating island. Should be there soon”.

 

Night Watch in the Village

Late night when I was shooting these images I saw only one moving target (a police vehicle) hence the title of this gallery. All pictures processed in DxO Optics Pro 9