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Stone Angel

A beautiful statue
Tulbagh, Western Cape

May 27th 2012
Towards the end of winter 2011, we took a day trip to Tulbagh, a quiet town in the Boland, and about one-and-a-half hours drive from Cape Town. It certainly is an enchanting place, located in a valley and surrounded by mountains. The town was hit by an earthquake in 1969. The tremor was felt in Cape Town, where I lived at the time. A number of historical buildings were devastated, but some surv ... read more
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South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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