Franschhoek

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(La Bri (‘The Refuge’) was settled by the Huguenot Jacques de Villiers.)

Another whistle stop. This time we visited the historic town of Franschhoek (from French corner), which nestles in a wine land-rich valley, settled by the French Huguenot refugees in 1688. It is a small town, but a popular tourist attraction now. We strolled down the main street; popped into the many art galleries and shops.

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Later on we stopped at the Pierneef gallery at La Motte. I snapped a few pictures:

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His iconic ‘umbrella tree’ etchings were a favorite of mine growing up. My phone shots are not great, but there are many examples of his work on line.

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About michelledevilliersart

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