Saturday, January 5, 2013

The last couple of weeks in pictures

One cannot photograph Babylonstoren enough... THE most beautiful farm, garden, buildings, donkeys, turkeys, geese... the list is endless. It is just a severe case of jaw-drop-ation around every corner...

Charcuterie and fromagerie

The Green House

Beautiful tiles in the Farm Shop

One of the outbuildings, the farm dates back to 1690

Just a fraction of the exquisite gardens...

Giant twig-twine balls

Then it was off to Hermanus for a seaside holiday. Touted as the best shore-based whale watching area in the world, it is one of our favourite homes-away-from-home. First stop before arrival... the Bot Rivier Kroeg (pub) - front and center of the village. Surprisingly stylish and old school... almost as if Ralph Lauren himself, had styled a corner or two.


Ties, cricket bats, rugby and horns

Once in Hermanus, we met a very entitled parrot, who was quite at home with his master's bull whips. Cackling in delight every time a demonstration was carried out...

Romantiques Bygones and Collectibles

Love these... read some of the product descriptions 

Collection of sailor caps

Mannequins and trunks

Die Kelders (famous for caves in sandstone cliffs)

Hermanus from the Old Harbour

Hermanus from the New Harbour


  1. A beautiful part of South Aftica! Thanks for taking me back! Cynthia

  2. Beautiful pictures, all. So happy to have had a chance to see this. Pinterest brought. The beauty of your blog will bring me back.