Oudtshoorn

Once every year we have a trip to Oudtshoorn for a gymnastics competition.  Normally in the middle of winter, so this year it was strange to be there in October. All the gardens were full of roses and beaugainvillas flowering.

Oudtshoorn is known for ostrich farming. Most of the beautiful old houses were build in the ostrich feather boom around 1880.

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beaugainvillas…

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Langenhoven wrote the words of our national anthem (long ago). He lived in Oudtshoorn.

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You can buy ostrich feathers in any form…

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Categories: architecture, Pen, Watercolours | Tags: , , | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Oudtshoorn

  1. A very quaint looking place

  2. Nice little journal sketch and I love the beaugainvilla taking over the stop sign. Hope it doesn’t cause any accidents!

  3. Dis so mooi!

    Ma.

  4. ‘n Mooi skets van so regte ou Oudtshoorn huisie…die gimnasiek het goed afgeloop soos gewoonlik?
    ronell

  5. Gee I am impressed. You have a stunning talent!
    I think the painting is finished.
    Keep up the good work, I might get rich and buy some paintings.
    Desre’

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