Bernard Bravenboer is a Stellenbosch photographer whose website I stumbled across some time ago. In their vivacity and their variety, Meneer Bravenboer’s photographs capture something elemental about life in the Cape. Here are some selections from his work.
Mooikelder Manor House, Paarl. Who knew there was an Afrikaans opera guide?
Left, men of Simonsberg. Right, ladies of Heemstede.
So that’s what the Stadsaal looks like on the inside! Walked past it a thousand times but never went in.
Above: the Heemstede charity man-auction. Below: Vensters, one of the strange student traditions of Stellenbosch.
It seems to me that women are constantly meeting for breakfast.
Left: HKs (huis-komittee members) of Dagbreek (John Murray Huis). Right: A farmer.