The house in Bo Kaap district in Cape Town.
Bo-Kaap is a neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa, that was originally settled by freed slaves brought over by the Dutch in the 17th and 18th Century. Bo-Kaap is situated on the slopes of Signal Hill, west of the City Bowl. Steep streets are lined with colorful traditional houses, painted in vibrant colors. The Cape Malay community is proudly Islamic. There are several mosques dotted around the cobbled streets and you'll see many of the locals wearing traditional dress.
Bo-Kaap was settled by the descendants of slaves brought over by the Dutch in the late 17th and 18th centuries. They originated from different parts of Southeast Asia, but were collectively referred to as "Cape Malay". Cape Malays were a mixture of political exiles, convicts, skilled craftsmen, artisans, scholars and religious leaders. The first South African Mosque was built in this area in 1794.
The Afrikaans language is thought to have developed as a lingua franca for the slaves, as well as their masters, to be able to communicate effectively. Educated Muslims were in fact the first to write texts in Afrikaans. (See: http://goafrica.about.com)
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yquem46 (38752) 2013-01-30 14:22
very graphical and eye catching is the least I can say !
Nice association of the 2 colors in a very simple, though effective, composition
Have a nice evening, best regards
npecanhuk (77861) 2013-01-30 14:27
Very beautiful picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-01-30 14:40
Excellent framing on this facade with nice graphical effect and splendid colors!I like a lot!
Good night my friend.
carlo62 (54284) 2013-01-30 14:47
gran bello scatto, i colori fanno parte integrale della composizione, hai avuto un buon occhio nell'inquadrare.
adramad (49082) 2013-01-30 14:53
Powerful attraction of this original composition is certainly not very common to find houses painted in red so that screaming.
White windows and railings are a nice contrast that brings graphics.
Very original and attractive POV, with optimal lighting and details.
Have a nice day.
A hug my friend, and I also hope we see anywhere in the next 7 years.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2013-01-30 15:10
The design of the composition is superb, and the colors are very harmonious. The quality is very good. A beautiful artistic creation. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
jcpix (13930) 2013-01-30 15:40
Love this photo, for a simple two color combination this is fantastic. Red dominates virtually anything, and being offset by the white is captivating. Great texture and arrangement of this isolated section of the house. Very eye-catching. Thanks for sharing.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-01-30 18:22
Hi Malgo - this red is so rich and deep it looks almost like it is still wet! Nice graphic arrangement here - the white trim on the steps and windows stands out wonderfully, and I like how you've framed this. Thanks!
chrisvek (7001) 2013-01-30 18:41
So awesome composition and so strong contrasts.Great colors and saturation.Nice sense of field.Great job.
Have a nice day
PaulVDV (32007) 2013-01-30 20:01
The combination of vivid red with white and the graphical effect make this a wonderful sight.
Best regards, Paul
pascal13 (2100) 2013-01-30 21:24
Very beautiful graphical picture.
Excellent framing.Strong colors and contrasts.
Thanks for sharing.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-01-30 22:05
Hello Malgo - The distinctive look of the Bo-Kaap is so attractive and here your shot gives an idea of the colourful area and brightly painted cottages. I love the contrast of crisp white and red. Simple, graphic and attractive. Warm regards rosemary
cargus (10562) 2013-01-30 22:28
An interesting architectural details,sharpness exposure and red colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
dkmurphys (63863) 2013-01-30 23:05
Very attractive colors of this old facade. A trademark for Cape Town's old part. Well taken detail.
JFS (32459) 2013-01-31 0:14
A simple but a lovely shot, very appealing, so colored and well framed. I like it!
Have a good day!
josepmarin (58359) 2013-01-31 1:59
the intense red color of the house and its strong contrast with the white elements as the balustrade or the windows, creates a beautiful image, with a good geometrical sense and a fantastic graphical quality.
A great work.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-01-31 2:08
piekne zblizenie na typowy poludniowo-afrykanski dom.Kontrast jest naprawde niesamowity.Czerwien kontra biel-super zestawienie.
Co prawda ja dopiero co wrocilem z urlopu,ale tak sie zastanawiam nad kolejnym wyjazdem i mysle miedzy innymi o Kapsztadzie.Slyszalem wiele opinii ze to bardzo niebezpieczne miasto.Jakie ty masz odczucia po odwiedzeniu RPA?jest naprawde tak zle,ze na wlasna reke strach zwiedzac,czy opinie w internecie sa mocno przesadzone?
snunney (105705) 2013-01-31 4:06
A composition made up of several graphical elements that come together harmoniously to make a perfect whole in the mind of the photographer and her audience. The textures and ochre tones of the background wall make a superb contrast with the whites of the architectural detail. Excellent technical presentation.
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-01-31 4:43
kapitalne zdjecie. Swietnie skadrowalas ten dom, akurat tak zeby uchwycic to co najciekawsze i najlepsze. Fantastyczny kontrast pomiedzy bialymi drzwiami i oknami a ta ciemnoczerwona sciana.
jhm (159100) 2013-01-31 4:51
I like the lovely balusters above the stair.
Nice graphic arrangement here - the white trim on the steps and windows stands out wonderfully on these picture.
Lovely architecture picture.
Excellent composition, you chose a very well angle.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-01-31 5:04
Ola Malgorzata ,
Bonita esta fachada desta casa em vermelho com os detalhes a branco ,bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
cornejo (46186) 2013-01-31 5:15
Malgo Hello, very good and nice photo of this interesting composition, an interesting picture colorful and beautiful, well framed with good technique and high quality. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Sergiom (87399) 2013-01-31 5:53
J'aime beaucoup le petit côté graphique de cette composition, le contraste frappant entre le rouge et le blanc et la très belle lumière.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-01-31 7:09
ieri non mi è stato possibile commentare questa tua foto perchè avevo esaurito le critiche a disposizione ma rimedio adesso facendoti i complimenti per l'ottima composizione.
Hai colto un angolo che avrebbe fatto il paradiso di qualsiasi fotografo per la ricchezza di coloree per gli elementi che in essi si inseriscono in disposizione armoniosa e con contrasto di tinte.
Una bella fotografia che rimane impressa nella mente e che si spera poter emulare trovando il soggetto adatto.
I miei complimenti anche per l'ottima gestione della saturazione e del contrasto.
Ciao e buon pomeriggio
timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-31 7:11
nicely composed shot of this colourfuil and distinctive looking house. Like the way the zigzags start in the lower right corner which naturally lead the eyes to the centre of the image.
Regards - Brian.
dta (81760) 2013-01-31 7:46
Hello Malgorzata ,
For sure , this red and white facade is a jewel for the photographers . Well framed and exposed .
saxo042 (37966) 2013-01-31 8:29
A very graphical white pattern on a red background. A very eye-catching and beautifully composed picture. This is very artistic and very attractive, well observed!
parvatibb (1387) 2013-01-31 11:53
Great composition, love the effect of white zigzags on the stairs.
lousat (96867) 2013-01-31 14:03
Hi Malgo,a magnificent composition,remember me the style of Diane "clio".Great capture looking for the white details in this red facade,very high brightness and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
fabianoleite (11971) 2013-01-31 14:09
Intersting and beautiful, and the vases look like two eyes as in a ghost looking through the walls. Good contrast and beautiful architecture. Nice work, congratulations!
Antipodean (666) 2013-01-31 20:26
Kia ora Malgo,
I love it. Simple but very well composed. Cheers Neil
jjcordier (79297) 2013-01-31 22:22
Excellent cadrage pour ce rouge et blanc très graphique.
Graal (103038) 2013-01-31 23:49
jak cos daje po oczach to od razu przyciaga uwage juz w miniaturze. Temat wlasciwie minimalistyczny ale fajnie skrojony i zaprezentowany. Ten kontrast kolorow mily dla nas, w koncu nasze narodowe barwy dominuja w dalekiej RPA.
serp2000 (45616) 2013-02-01 0:20
Yes, Malgo, I like the duochrome compositions too. Good example of minimalism, perfect details of classic colonial interior. Well done! TFS!
dip (23890) 2013-02-01 0:23
amazing colors contrast,well seen and composed!
mjw364 (1466) 2013-02-01 5:16
Great shot rich colour red contrasting with the white that creaste sthe shapes. Teh number 120 providing a focal point for the eye. It reminds me of Carlo62 type shot.
rychem (41812) 2013-02-01 10:36
Piekna grafika i kolorystyka, samo wpada w oko,
mkamionka (39805) 2013-02-01 13:48
nigdy nie zgadlbym jaki to kraj. Podejrzewalbym cos w Europie ale nie wiem....
Bardzo ladnie to wypatrzylas. Piekny kolor ciekawe elementy.
zipekci (341) 2013-02-02 0:54
Many Thaks this beautiful picture to bring us.Very beautiful.
Vasa (515) 2013-02-02 2:34
Thank you Malgo for red and white. It is my favorite combination. It is like "Red Star" from Belgrade. Than, there is here an effort of owner of the house and there is your vigilance, my friend. Best continuation,
claudeD (41284) 2013-02-02 8:40
wonderful picture from South Africa showing really stunning colors and very fine sharpness for this very interesting arhitecture picture. I like the picture very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-02-02 9:29
A picture with warm and bright color red.
Light management and composition are
very good and the lower positiion makes
the picture exciting.
ifege (10719) 2013-02-02 20:45
Great composition Malgorzata - well balanced and great colour.
macjake (71847) 2013-02-02 23:27
I remember this photo of yours from FB.
I enjoyed it there too :)
love how you cropped it as the white zig zag goes to the end of the corner portion of the frame.
superb color combo with the reds and whites.
what's not to love?!!
annjackman (21903) 2013-02-03 0:27
The red wall is a wonderful background for the graphic shapes of thewindows and stairs. Lovely detail and composition. Congratulations on a very well seen image.
Best wishes, Ann
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-02-03 12:14
A sharp contrast highlighted with all the elegant elements and the vivid cinnamon red color reigning a classy image!
The white little "kiones" found in many Greek islands is a noticeable and very attractive detail!
Have a great Sunday,
baclama (18896) 2013-02-03 12:17
graphique et bien colorée!
une belle reussite!
fritzi007 (12166) 2013-02-03 14:21
wirklich sehenswert, sehr gute Farbkombination. Dein Kommentar ist sehr informativ!
Angshu (56760) 2013-02-05 21:22
The red colour is so striking! yet for me the main attraction is the combination of white & red & the strong graphic effect created by the geometric shapes. You saw this well & indeed composed well. A lovely shot!
jasmis (58455) 2013-02-09 3:31
Świetny detal architektoniczny. Super kolory, ciekawy pomysł i precyzyjne wykonanie.
Silvio1953 (151869) 2013-02-10 5:12
Ciao Malgorzata, fashinating composition with fantastic geometry, splendid light, great graphic, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adores (46357) 2013-02-12 15:47
A very good composition, specially with such combination of colours. I like the graphism and the details. The flower pots, the lamp, the number... You captured it very well!
InasiaJones (31566) 2013-02-23 13:47
Although this neighborhood is very attractive and colourful, it is difficult to capture it in a photogenic or representative manner.
So instead of trying to present it through many successive houses, I think it was a clever choice to focus on one of them. It allows to see the details and characteristics that most of them features in a way or another. The vivid colours, the white decorative elements, the balcony ramp and of course, the necessary security grid...
I like your presentation and it makes me want to go back there as soon as possible.
kiks (12759) 2016-04-23 13:03
Strong graphic effect you got here with the tight framing. Perfect exposure.
LondonBoy (1738) 2017-01-13 7:47
This brings back such amazing memories from my beloved Cape!
COSTANTINO (69044) 2017-02-21 13:11
Hello dear Malgo and have a nice time
and a happy new day
what could I say for your photos?
only greetings I visited your gallery
tonight and I liked this photo
simple but impressive
classical and impressive I like the
symmetry and the repetition of designs
my personal opinion is do not forget
the old photos