Final 12 months was in fact full of many quiet moments and much more quiet areas. It doesn’t occur fairly often, however from time to time I get the chance to go away the women behind with Chantelle and enterprise out alone little picture walkabout – which is precisely what occurred on one nice Sunday afternoon again in August of final 12 months. So hey to the bare oak timber, basic structure, and the oh so many items of artwork on public show of Stellenbosch and its college campus grounds!
Established alongside the banks of the Eerste River in 1679 by Simon van der Stel, the then Governor of the Cape Colony, the achingly stunning Stellenbosch is acknowledged because the second oldest city in South Africa. Surrounded by mountains, full of historical oak timber, and residential to a lot of South Africa’s historic wine trade, the comparatively rich Stellenbosch is a city properly price visiting.
It’s also price mentioning that though technically Stellenbosch isn’t a college city as such, the truth is that it very a lot is, with the Stellenbosch College campus, college buildings, and scholar residences occupying a lot of the guts of this outdated city. What this then interprets to is that when the scholars aren’t on campus then the city turns into a LOT quieter – and since the college is built-in into the city, you’ll be able to casually stroll round these magnificent examples of outdated structure everytime you like. In different phrases, there are lots of fairly buildings ready to be seen!
My informal stroll with digital camera telephone in hand took me previous the grandiose Dutch Reformed (NG Moederkerk) church, the attention catching pink of the Stellenbosch College Museum, by the Jan Marais Sq. (Pink Sq.) and over the underground Stellenbosch College Library, and previous the majestic college buildings and huge residences that so many college students name dwelling in the course of the educational 12 months. I walked alongside the surging Eerste River, down the historic Dorp road, and previous so, so many artwork galleries simply filled with the treasure of inventive endeavour. Seventh heaven for somebody like me then!
Though I went to the College of Cape City throughout my years as a college scholar, I spent a lot time on the College of Stellenbosch because of my many mates who opted to pursue their research there, and so this stroll was very a lot a visit down reminiscence lane – much more so as a result of it felt like I used to be actually the one individual there!
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