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Friday, October 30, 2009

The Awesome Riebeek Valley

It does not matter how many times you turn off onto the lookout outside Riebeek Kasteel to look up to the solitary mountain or down into the vast valley, it is always a pensive moment. People and even kids do not talk, but just stare and take it all in!

Against the mountain and into the fruitfull valley (to the right) the eye plays over vineyards, olive groves and beautiful export vegetables. If we visit the paved gift shop area which I showed into an earlier blog, all these products are there for tasting and for sale. I photographed some delightful vegetables there displayed in old enemal bowls far removed from polystyrene trays and plastic wrap. Riebeek Kasteel also has some new eateries with tongue-in-cheek names: "Auntie Pasti" and "Bar-bar-black-sheep"! So that is good, because we all love to enjoy lunch out in Riebeek Kasteel!


  1. This is STUNNING Marie (wish I could see a bigger version) - I'm absolutely mad about landscapes these days and this is truly a work of art! (excuse the pun!) Regards

  2. I don't know if it is my computer screen or the way it is photgraphed, but the colours look unique in this painting which i have never seen in nature before - almost pastel which has me intrigued.

  3. Dear Rodney, you are most observant! I have switched over to oil painting when I started Riebeek Kasteel. I love the muted greens I am able to mix in oils!


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