Tuesday, 24 October 2006


View of Le Petite Ferme

A few Sundays ago we took at day trip to Franschoek (French Corner) so named because of the French Huguenots who fled France and prosecution by the Catholic Church and settled, just north of Cape Town, in picturesque country side framed by two mountains.

This little town is now the hub of culinary activity in the Western Cape, with 10 of the 100 top restaurants in South Africa. The streets are lined with Parisian style cafes but to the backdrop of Cape Dutch architecture.

We always try and drop into a few of the privately run art galleries. Unfortunately all window shopping at this stage, which is a pity since I discovered a new favourite:

Braam Van Dyk who specializes in black and white etchings;

One day (big sigh).


PatL said...

Wow, love those etchings. I can't believe that's the medium; they look like charcoal or pencil. Lovely. I'm going to have to check him out. Not that I can afford much, either!

Anonymous said...

Might this new artist be a birthday suggestion?