Toring Kerk, Paarl, South Africa
The Toring Kerk (Literaly Tower Church) serves the Nederduits Gereformeerde (NG) congregation in Paarl, South Africa. Visible from all over Paarl, the church is to be found on Main Road cnr van der Lingen Street.
Tulbagh & Cape Dutch Gables
. I went to Tulbagh in late August. Here are some photos of buildings I saw there with notes about them & a few other things. The VOC authorities did not want the Cape to develop into anything more than a small station to replenish the food & water supplies of their trading ships. Their requirement for meat resulted in expansion of the settlement; the local cattle & sheep herders (khoisan) were reluctant to trade breeding stock. In 1658 a party was sent out from the fort to try and barter…
Elevation of the south front, and part plan of the stoep, of the Elsenburg Cape Dutch homestead near Mulder's Vlei, drawn by prof. Geoffrey Pearse for his book "Eighteenth Century Architecture in South Africa" - see pages 46-47 for a description, and Pate 83 for the drawing. The facade features an entrance door with elaborate teak door surround, and a convex-concave gable.
Constantia — Montecito Cape Dutch Estate — Riskin Partners Estate Group - The #1 Team in Montecito Real Estate
CAPE DUTCH STYLE ARCHITECTURE The Cape Dutch architecture style was developed around the 1800’s in the new colony of Cape Town, South Africa. The Cape Dutch style had influences from medieval Holland and Germany, French Huguenots, and Indonesia. These farmhouses had thatch roofs and white washed w
Afrikaanse Taal (language) Monument on top of the Paarl mountain - to commemorate one of the youngest languages in the world. It also a wonderful life music venue.