From melting the Sterling Silver pellets and flattering/shaping the bars to the making of my designer jewellery is all manual work. Except for the use of a drill, a soldering iron and a polish machine my jewellery is created under my hands. No laser cuttings or production punching just working with hand tools. Most of […]
Napier is one of those small towns in South Africa one has to explore to find the hidden secrets. Except for some excellent eateries; stunning vistas in and around the village plus a few of the best wineries of South Africa (Yes: it’s true!!!) there are amongst others a craftsman who makes miniature working steam engines; a toy museum, a chess board maker; a military museum; potteries; a toy museum (the 92 yrs old owner still makes them) and a gallery. Some of these are only open ‘by appointment’ but if you ring the bell you can be sure of great hospitality. Oh … and there is amongst others also the largest sundial of South Africa and a ‘Voortrekkers Monument’ (ox wagon)….
A photo impression.
Driving through our village many tourists photograph the ox wagon but do they know the story behind …???… In 1988 Afrikaners were commemorating the ‘Great Trek’ of a few centuries ago when farmers of the ‘Cape’ (Cape Town and surrounds) took their household in ox wagons and went over the St Lowry’s Pass to a […]
Some 30 years ago an old French winemaker with a vineyard along the Rhone told me how to distinguish a good wine. “First rinse your mouth thoroughly” he said. “Next you go with the bottle in the open air and sniff the air. Then you open the bottle and if you smell the wine it’s […]
Lockdown South Africa: Day 48. Level 4: Day 13 After 35 days in lockdown we have now some freedom; meaning we may move around within a radius of 5 kilometer for 3 hours daily but we have to stay at home between 20 PM and 5 AM. One photo daily and all photos in Black […]
The staff of one of the ‘soup kitchens’ in Nuwerus, a ‘suburb’ of Napier in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa. 28 Volunteers with a multicultural background are engaged in feeding about 500 of the poorest people in our village. They all are very grateful for donations from private people, businesses and […]
After 35 days in lockdown we have now some freedom; meaning we may move around within a radius of 5 kilometer for 3 hours daily but we have to stay at home between 20 PM and 5 AM.One photo daily and all photos in Black & White and in and around Napier, Overberg region, Western […]
A few of this morning’s emotional moments:After 35 days of lockdown people are allowed to let their dogs out for 3 hours daily.
After 35 days in lockdown we have now some freedom; meaning we may move around within a radius of 5 kilometer but we have to stay at home between 20 PM and 5 AM.One photo daily and all photos in Black & White and in and around Napier, Overberg region, Western Cape, South Africa.Today’s picture: […]
For 35 days I document the lockdown in our village (Napier, Western Cape, South Africa.All landscape pictures were made in advance. The other photographs from the comfort of hom.All photos in Black & White. 1 Photo daily.Picture: ‘Self-isolated reading’ 😉