Sunday, 19 August 2012

African Flower Chain: Link 5

I planted Flower No 5 on the same day as Flower No 4.  I was trying to make up for lost time.

In Franschoek we stopped at the La Motte Wine Cellars.  We tasted and bought some excellent wine, but what impressed us most was the farm and Cellar buildings.  The original buildings are more than 300 years old. The new cellar, taste room, restaurant, etc was added more recently and in such good taste and style.  It is modern but very sympathetic to the original Cape Dutch style.

 But what blew us away was the art. The cellar buildings are decorated with Pierneef lino prints.  The estate also houses a Pierneef museum containing all the Pierneef paintings from his own collection.  What a sight! 
If you even remotely like Pierneef's work, do not drive past the La Motte estate.

From Franschoek we traveled to Stellenbosch where I planted my fifth flower.  It is at the entrance of "Oom Samie se Winkel" in Dorp Street.

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