The town of Graaff Reinet, situated in the Midlands of the Eastern Cape, is the fourth oldest town in South Africa, and home to more than 220 official heritage sites and buildings.
Reinet House is one of the most important historic buildings, both from an architectural as well as a cultural perspective. It was built in 1812 as a Dutch Reformed Church parsonage and today it is the home of the Graaff Reinet museum.
This picture was taken in the late afternoon with heavy rain clouds moving in overhead.
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SnapRJW (31629) 2012-03-03 7:09
Hello JP - I have been busy planning an SA road trip for later in the year and Graaff Reinet is on my list of places to explore. I was delighted to see this post, what a wonderful example of Cape Dutch architecture this is. The dark sky and storm light shows off the fine crisp lines of the building beautifully. Lovely well managed work. Have a good weekend. Rosemary
danos (99890) 2012-03-06 0:32
nice the view of this old Colonial Dutch reformed church,with its beauty and its sharpness to be unique. Now as a museum during, this cloudy day, is well lighted and presented.
- Copyright: JP Grobbelaar (Fly) (366)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 DX VR, Circular Polariser
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-03 3:50