…. earlier today; just by random selecting some pictures for a slide show which you can enjoy on YouTube. These are all pictures we shot during the last 6 months in and around our village and there is absolute no logic in the sequence. Yes, we’ve been messing around a bit. The YouTube does not have the best quality but provides the viewer at least with some impression of an extraordinary village, somewhere in nowhere in South Africa. In case you are interested in a higher quality just email your request to greenc -at- omail.co.za and we’ll send you an MPEG-4 file of 15.4 MB (make first sure that your ISP allows you to receive such large files; some ISP’s don’t allow files of over 5MB for example). You are Welcome!
With thanks to Anton Boshof (the ‘Green House’, Blue Moon), Hair by Belinda (styling model Natasha), Natasha van der Merwe (model), Karuna Pooke (model), Food4Thought, Nonkosinati, Springfontein Winery, Stanford, River Lodge and all the others
Yesterday evening we had a long FB-chat with somebody from the Americas. The news about Mandela over there seems to be confusing, as is here in SA; including family feuds, politics, etc. It’s so refreshing to read something written from the heart of a true South African! Thanks Fred Hatman.
Well, since several requests, we decided for now to sell one of the pictures online via DeviantArt. It’s available in different sizes (up to 74 x 114 cm) and different media. See here for more details.
Not so long ago we explained a tour operator from Connecticut (USA) that if it rains in Stanford it comes from Cape Town but if the sun shines in Cape Town the Capetonians can thanks us for that. It’s just a matter of geographics. Anyway we just got the ‘wet greetings’ from Cape Town…
…. our wonderful village, somewhere in nowhere between Hermanuspietersfontein and Ganzegat (original names for Hermanus and Gansbaai in the Western Cape, South Africa). It’s Winter and that is for this part of the world the season that many endemic plants such as aloes are flowering.
You are welcome to enjoy!
Originating from the European continent we are more into soccer (football) than into rugby or cricket. Soccer in South Africa is regarded as a ‘Black’ sport so this Sunday we went to see a soccer match in ‘Die Schema’ as the area is named where all non-white people of Stanford were evicted during the years of apartheid. Soccer in a village is a social happening according to African time meaning for example that the match did not start at 1 PM but one-and-a-half hour later. Before the match started first some photo sessions with the teams, the public followed by the National Anthem of South Africa by a local choir and in all official languages (lost count of these). These soccer players and the public take this very serious with their hand on their hearts and with pride. Don’t ask us which teams were playing but there is sure some BafanaBafana talent present. Herewith an impression of the match and everything around it in pictures. Oh … and the ‘best soccer players’ were sitting on the wall…