Sunrise in De Bruyn Street

The early morning walk with our dog is always full of visual surprises. One of these is the wide variety of sunrises visible from our street. Our street is De Bruyn Street; named after Pieter de Bruyn who bought the property of Sir Robert Stanford, the name-giver of our little village. Photographer/author Annalize Mouton succeeded in capturing village life in the book “Portrait of a Village” which is for sale at the local Tourism Bureau (Stanford Info) in the main Victoria Street. This book, published to honour 150 years of Stanford provides the reader with a lovely insight in the history and contemporary life in the village. Just in case you’re interested.

For now: some photo’s I shot during an early morning doggy street walk last week.

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Anno 1855

The entrance of the original estate of Sir Robert Stanford; after whom the village is named.

Nowadays there is a vineyard that produces wine under his name. Stanford is a small wine producing area that is home to some of the best Pinotage and Chenin Blanc wines within South Africa.

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This morning’s Sunrise

Early birds like us take the opportunity to enjoy the sunrise. Also this morning and although not the most beautiful one we’ve ever seen it was worthwhile to take a picture at the original entrance of the ‘Sir Robert Stanford Estate’. Stanford is the name giver of our wonderful village.