Images – some of our favourites and why

Going through one’s collection of images, there will always be some that one holds for a moment longer.

Stations of the Cross, village of Pilgramsberg, community Rattiszell, Lower Bavaria: Jesus falls on the way of the cross a second time.

This one and all the others form part of the Stations of the Cross leading through the meadows of the village up to the pilgrimage church St. Ursula on top of the hill. The pilgrimage church (Wallfahrtskirche) is in itself a station on one of the roads to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The narrative of the way of the cross in theses stations, dotted along a path through meadows though weatherbeaten have behind their thick glass frames, retained or perhaps even gained over the years a compelling freshness and directness to walk with this Man here and now.

The village of St. Paul de Vence, one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera. The cemetery, where among others Marc Chagall is entombed, on the left.

This image holds the warmth of summer in the South of France and the stillness around the tomb of Marc Chagall under century old cypress trees.

A friend’s hide-away in a small Karoo town.

Her ideal to blend away into the landscape, she herself with house and all. Very much the Provençale feel and touch. A happy snap.

Swartberg Pass.

How can one capture the awe of a view’s first moments?

Mohale Dam, Lesotho.

Having been there we would like to come back and explore.

Ploughed fields near Caledon, Western Cape.

For Colleen to paint.

Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus), Kruger National Park.

Her posture invites me to reconsider the relationship with my own surrounds.

Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), in our Rosemary bush in Betty’s Bay.

Here I think, the eyes draw me to her.

Freshly shorn Alpaca.

Bloody snooty attitude, whisteling after me!

Betty’s Bay beach.

The feel of summer, preserved.

“Regarde, Walter!”

Enchanting interaction.

Mother and daughter together on Mother’s Day,

Her attitude, her hair, her smile, her energy. Just gorgeous! Love it!

Our adorable Olivia getting into knitting.

Not too sure what to say.

Two of the three girls are obviously having fun.

The inimitable South African smile.

Serving guests at a fish and chips restaurant at Kalk Bay harbour.


The painted mask appears to be influencing his mood. Usually he does not like to sit still to be photographed.

Zimbabwean trader.

Advertising her wares adequately with an unassuming air.


Fellow academic and dear friend.

Life is good.

An impromptu shot – from the hip. A delightful image of our Naomi.


Our friend from Gabon – academic, entrepreneur, philosopher, man of faith, fearless, sceptic with a heart of gold.

Memorial at the graveyard site in Bethulie, Free State, in remembrance of thousands of women and children who died in concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1900.

With love as always.
Colleen & Walter
Betty’s Bay
Sunday, July 29, 2012

2 thoughts on “Images – some of our favourites and why”

  1. you really do have good eyes, ones connected to soul…and good words to boot. would be sad to see your blog retire!

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