Sunday, 11 May 2014

South Africa: Val Hearder's Textile Art Tour, March 2014

This was a simply fabulous experience. The food, lodgings, travel destinations, bus driver, guide and leaders were wonderful - if you get a chance to do this, take it! South Africa is breath taking at every turn.
I have posted a few dozen photos of this extraordinary adventure on FB under MaggieVanderweit Meredith, so I won't duplicate those. I took over 5000 and have whittled them down to 3000. Here are some new views of our travels:

At Doreen Falls in the Drakenberg Mountains after a long hike.

       the Drakenbergs
Ardmore Pottery
 Shakaland - greetings from the Zulu chief
 a Zulu beehive hut

 Monkey Biz wire sculptures
 Cape Town

 The cable car up to Table Mountain in Cape Town
 it says...
 ... but she did it anyway
 orbs dancing on this photo
 they spelled "LOVE"
 a gorgeous restored home, perfect in every detail

Valerie Hearder, our intrepid leader, with Margie Garratt, one of SA's leading textile artists and advocates
 Kalk Bay
 Gill in Muizenberg
 a local enjoying haaaapppppy hour (think it went on all day for him)
from an interfaith monument

 African penguins
 crochet art

a charming and beautiful server in Cape Town with the coolest name ever, who looks like a movie star!

 mad drumming at the Gold Restaurant on our last night together - we had gold for dessert!
 when she danced fast she looked like this,
 and when she stopped she looked like this!
we saw so many stalls like this
the cutest kid we saw, so thrilled with life that she had to dress up in a hot pink tutu to celebrate her trip up Table Mountain

 an embroidery artist creating magic
 Cape Town waterfront, if it were closer we would go all the time
protea flowers, found everywhere in the wild and decorating lobbies too

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Maggie ! Wonderful view of your trip to South Africa ... I enjoy armchair travelogues a lot !
    The colours and fabrics must have been fulfilling and that little girl in the pink tutu was the cherry on top !