Throwback Thursday #11

A great new Challenge from Wetanddustyroads

I am sure we all have lots of photos and memories

Photos from our first trip to Tulbagh in 2013

Tulbagh, named after Dutch Cape Colony Governor Ryk Tulbagh, is a town located in the “Land van Waveren” mountain basin, in the Winelands of the Western Cape, South Africa. The basin is fringed on three sides by mountains, and is drained by the Klein Berg River and its tributaries.


In September 1969 the Boland area was hit by an earthquake that caused considerable damage to the town of Tulbagh. Many of the Church Street buildings were destroyed. The extent of the damage was aptly described by the Journal Bulletin of the Simon van der Stel Foundation in 1973: “A street that somehow captured the essential spirit of a unique culture looked as if it was in the throes of a nightmare: many fine gables had either tumbled or were totally destroyed, whole sections of many houses had collapsed, most of the soft brick walls had burst open in wide cracks, plaster had been torn by off in large sheets, rafters and roofs had caved in. Everything appeared to be in total and irreparable ruin.”

After the disaster in Church Street, extensive projects of restoration began with the National Committee for the Restoration of Historic Buildings in Tulbagh and its Environment. Because of this work Tulbagh now contains possibly the largest number of Cape-Dutch, Edwardian and Victorian provincial heritage sites in one street in South Africa, and remains a major tourist attraction of the town to the present day. The work started by the committee has been continued to the present day by various residents of Tulbagh, but also significantly by the Tulbagh Valley Heritage Foundation, which aims to restore and maintain “all structures older than 60 years, the cultural landscape and undeveloped properties connected to the historical structures above”. Wikipedia

Tulbagh in a distance
Beautiful buildings
Buildings in Church Street
Walking down Church Street
A sculpture at the Saronsberg wine farm in the Tulbagh area.
Trees at Saronsberg .

Thursday’s Special: Pick A Word – January 2023

It is time for another Pick a Word themed challenge. As usual you get five words to choose from:


Polygon shapes in a circular shape


a strange or unusual habit, way of behaving, or feature that someone or something has

Modern day pitates?


the art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other.
a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.

King protea


a region bordering the sea; the coastline

Plankiesbaai is located in the Postberg Flower Reserve section of the West Coast National Park. This is a wonderful picnic spot with a great view of the sea.



not covered with cloth or drapery.
(especially of a model or subject in art) naked.
“a distracting portrait of her with her charms undraped”


Last Photo on the card for January 2023

Brian from Bushboy’s World is asking us to share the very last photo on our SD cards for October 2022 .

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st January.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to Brian’s post here
5. Tag “The Last Photo”

From my Cell phone

Looking over the Lagoon

From my Camera