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03/07/2015 at 12:28 pm 2 comments

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15/04/2015 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

Autumn walk through the neighbourhood

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… and European style landscaped gardens side by side.

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In between you get reminded that behind and underneath all this is the Western Cape at the end of summer.

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14/04/2015 at 11:16 am 1 comment

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Here some images of today’s visit to Babylonstoren Farm in the Drakenstein Valley.

Too lazy to be particularly creative tonight, let me quote from the farm’s website http://www.babylonstoren.com :

“Babylonstoren is a Cape Dutch farm with vineyards and orchards surrounded by the dramatic mountains of the Drakenstein Valley.”

“(It is) is one of the best preserved werfs (farm yards) in the Cape Dutch tradition. Not only the manor house from 1777, but pioneer structures all the way back to the founding of the farm in 1690. The Koornhuis (for storing wheat and hay) and the old cellar are exceptionally fine. An ornate fowl house, pigeon loft, leaning bell tower and historic gates embellish a traditional courtyard surrounded by a low, whitewashed wall.”

For us this meant a very idyllic (though hot!) stroll through the orchards followed by a relaxed lunch in a tranquil setting.

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08/04/2015 at 10:00 pm 1 comment

Two that love to draw

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07/04/2015 at 10:33 am 3 comments

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04/04/2015 at 12:40 am 2 comments

Babylonstoren

Today at one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms with Rika & Richard and Nicole & Loris.

http://www.babylonstoren.com/

What an impressive and beautiful place!!

N&N, we must definitely go there when you visit in November.

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07/10/2014 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

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