We had much more rain than the previous 3 years. The flowers are stunning this year. My fiance and I visited the West Coast National park on 22 August 2020 and I was very happy to see that this year the fields are much more colorful. In 2018 my dad and I went and it was mainly Yellow flowers…. This year there is all the colors of the rainbow…
How do I start this post. Editing these photo’s was very emotional and it took me 4 years to get the guts to do it.
These photo’s were all taken one week after my mother passed away while on holiday….
My parents went to visit my mothers friend and sister while I went to support my sons in their different sports. Armand had his National Air Rifle Competition in Hartebeespoort and Lian my youngest had his first Badminton Tournament in Rustenburg.
Well on our way to Gauteng my mom said that she would like to go to Richmond because every time we just stop at the garage for coffee and a bathroom break and then we are on our way again. I told her that we can go there on our way back home….
But due to a aneurysm she passed away on 10 October 2015. My dad and I stayed in Gauteng to arrange for her cremation and to finalize everything before we head home. I am not going to lie losing my mom broke me but I had to be strong for my dad.
As we approached Richmond I told my dad that in honor of my mom I would like to go there as promised. She would have loved it. I took some photo’s and we were on our way again.
Since I started going through the folders on my computer and external harddrives I came across a lot of photo’s that I havent edited yet dating back to 2015.
Today I am sharing a few photo’s form our visit to Yzerfontein Harbour on the West Coast.
It was a cloudy Saturday morning in November 2016 when we decided to go to Yzerfontein for the day. We went to the harbour were I took some photo’s. When we took a strole on the beach I had to put away my camera. The wind was not that friendly and I did not want to harm my camera and lens.
On our way back home we stop at a pub and restaurant for a bite to eat and a cold beverage…
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It took me a few years of promising myself that I am going to explore the Bo Kaap in Cape Town. At long last I was able to do it in May 2019.
We spend about an hour walking around and I took some photo’s. I must say it was very busy and you had to keep a eye on the traffic too.
We visited Atlas the spice shop on Waal Street.
I would like to go to the Bo Kaap again early morning when it is not so busy so that I can take some more photos of the colorful historical buildings. I also think we missed a few streets and hidden gems…
So photographing the Bo Kaap is back on my Photography Bucket List….
Here is some interesting facts of the Bo Kaap that I got from the internet…. For more information please visit Cape Town Travel
“The earliest development in the Bo Kaap area was undertaken in the 1760s by Jan de Waal. Subsequently, the area became known as Waalendorp. It has also been known as the Malay Quarter, the Slamse Buurt, and Scotcheskloof. Translated from Afrikaans, Bo Kaap means ‘Above the Cape’. Part of the Bo Kaap’s charm is the mix of Cape Dutch and Cape Georgian architectural styles. You can actually visit one of the oldest buildings in the Bo Kaap because it has been turned into a museum. The Bo Kaap Museum, which showcases local Islamic culture and heritage, was built by Jan de Waal in 1768, and is the oldest house in the area still in its original form.”