Stellenbosch wrapped

I’m a sucker for artistic statements, especially when someone (in this case landscape artist Strijdom van der Merwe) takes the trouble to wrap all the oak trees in Stellenbosch’s historic Dorp street. I don’t really care that it’s raising money for charity. I just like the way it looks. That old cliche about Stellenbosch (and CT for that matter) being a city of contrasts is incredibly true. On the way in to Stellenbosch you can’t help notice all the sex-workers on the side of the road with their short skirts. But the city itself is respectability personified. The architecture is lovely (for want of a better word) and it’s a quaint, vibrant, beautiful university town. Someone described it as an island of wealth in a sea of poverty. But today I’m just admiring the oak trees. My mom’s comment was, “I hope those trees can breathe.”

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One Response to Stellenbosch wrapped

  1. courtney says:

    Ohh, those pictures are lovely. I want to move into them. Thank you.

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