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Saturday Spot: A Photo Walk At Groot Constantia…

July 24th, 2011 · 12 Comments

Sometimes you are just looking for an amble and Groot Constantia is a great place for that…

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A wine farm in the heart of Constantia… you can wander through the vineyards…
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With views far and wide…
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And explore the wonderful old buildings…
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There are plenty to choose from…
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You can look in the reflecting pool…
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Which was gathering leaves…
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And say hi to the lone duck…
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You can wander down the drive and know that folk have been doing the same for hundreds of years. And well imagine the horses and carriages…
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Past the mossy wall…
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Right down to the gate…
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There is the most wonderful tree…
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That you can climb right inside…
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Where you can peep at the world…
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It is the sort of place where you want to photograph each window and door…
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Even the ones in the sky…
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See if anyone is home…
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And you can be sure there will be something interesting behind a gate!!!
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And it is well worth peeping into every nook and cranny…
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Because you will find treasures…
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And who can resist an old wall…
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From any angle…
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Of course there are stairs…
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But a grassy slope is so much more fun…
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Yup, someone small needed help…
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And distracted by a squirrel…
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The sort of place where you can imagine folk have been sitting for years and years…
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Just for a quick chat…
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About this and that…
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And besides the vineyards…
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Glorious gardens…
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There were even paths we didn’t get to wander,
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Which means we will just have to visit and go exploring again another time…
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Hope you are having a fun weekend…
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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julia // Jul 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

    LOVE Groot Constantia. Take my kids there quite often. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful.x

  • 2 se7en // Jul 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Hi Julia, Isn’t it a great spot for all ages… Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  • 3 Jacqui // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    That tree looks like heaps of fun!

  • 4 se7en // Jul 24, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Hay Jacqui, Quite amazing!!! Imagine a tree you can creep right inside!!! Totally fun!!! Hope you have a good week!!!

  • 5 Granny Ant // Jul 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    What a great place for photography. Wonderful photographs. Love all the reflections, love all the doors and windows, love them all. Great faraway tree.

  • 6 se7en // Jul 25, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Hay Granny Ant, So glad you liked it!!! Hope you had a great weekend!!!

  • 7 Bobbie // Jul 25, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Some of those pictures look like they came straight out of Pride and Prejudice. How dreamy!

  • 8 jacki // Jul 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    What a trip down memory lane for me of weddings, meeting with friends, and getting spoiled with something good to eat. You captured the feel so well – loved the beautiful photos.

  • 9 se7en // Jul 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Hi Bobbie… It does indeed feel like a trip down memory lane… I could well imagine some flowing gowns angering around the beautiful garden and a carriage arriving with dinner guests!!! Lovely!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 10 se7en // Jul 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Oh Jacki, You have been to a wedding there, how romantic and lovely!!! We have been to conferences there and they were fantastic!!! I think I may well take my kids for a day out and a history lesson… I could sure do with a crispy day overlooking the vineyards and calling it school!!! Lots of love to you – hope you are having some summer fun!!!

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