In Elim

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elim is especially known as one of the few towns in the Western Cape where the Moravian church rules about the wellbeing of its ‘sheep’. And yes; there is also some nasty politics involved. But that set aside the town is worthwhile a visit with amongst others the oldest Slave Monument in South Africa (another slave monument is in Pniel between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Moravian church is in the centre of it all. I was able to obtain the key for a shoot inside.

 

There are two graveyards (cemetries); one nearby the church and one between the trees at the other side of town. Interesting are the gate signs at both locations; when you go in (freely translated) ‘Sown in weakness’ and when you go out ‘Conceived in power’

 

Retrospective 2019 Landscape Photography — Herman van Bon Photography

via Retrospective 2019 Landscape Photography — Herman van Bon Photography

Rain & Shine Weekend Greetings from The Overberg

(Rain because we need it and Sun because we need that too)

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Weekend Greetings from the Riviersonderend Mountains

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Weekend Greetings from the Mad Hatter

After an extensive tour in Europe with amongst others an ‘acte de presence’ at the Biennale in Venice the Mad Hatter will perform today and tomorrow in the auditorium of the School of Skills in Napier.

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Weekend Greetings from the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route

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Kassiesbaai — Herman van Bon Photography

Kassiesbaai is a small fishermen village near Arniston in the Western Cape, South Africa. Worthwhile a holiday; away from the big tourist traps within South Africa. It’s where many Capetonians go when escaping the Mother City. See here why.

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