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Offline wino

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Churches
« on: January 28, 2008, 07:39:47 pm »
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Re: Churches
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 07:42:26 pm »
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Re: Churches
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 09:09:46 pm »
Wino,
Interesting that you have posted these pics

It has always facinated me that no matter where you are in SA - in any town - you will find the most amazing churches

I started with an idea a while back to photograph every church in the small towns with a bit of a write-up and history - maybe a retirement project

..... maybe another "now" project. GREAT pics - well done !!
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Re: Churches
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 09:19:04 pm »
It was actually planned as such - I'll chat with wino to resurrect this idea - exactly as you said PH.  During our firts d/s ride near 4 years ago we just started taking pics of our bike in front of churches, because as you said - you'll find the most amazing churches in rural SA.  I would guess we have more that 100 pics of different churches between wino and myself.  What do you think w - a project like the passes or as is?

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Re: Churches
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 09:35:14 pm »
Some very nice photos you've got here wino.  These old church buildings are fascinating.   I'm looking forward to the church project.  Heidelberg GP also has a very beautiful church. I still want to go there myself to get a pic or two.
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Re: Churches
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008, 10:53:46 pm »
It was actually planned as such - I'll chat with wino to resurrect this idea - exactly as you said PH.  During our firts d/s ride near 4 years ago we just started taking pics of our bike in front of churches, because as you said - you'll find the most amazing churches in rural SA.  I would guess we have more that 100 pics of different churches between wino and myself.  What do you think w - a project like the passes or as is?

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What would be lekker if a short history was included - eg: year built, cost, time etc and some defining moments.
You might just be surprised by the customer base as well
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Re: Churches
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008, 10:59:58 pm »
This could be an interesting journey...

The first church that comes to mind is the  Dutch Reformed Church in Graaf-Reinet.

Very beatiful and impressive building.


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Re: Churches
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008, 10:05:46 am »
Here is a pic taken by my daughter in Dec 2007 in Riversdale.Sorry no info on the Church.
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Re: Churches
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008, 06:16:13 pm »
Church spotted in Klipplaat
 

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Re: Churches
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2008, 09:25:37 pm »
Hey Operator, same Church we saw yesterday on the way back.


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Re: Churches
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2008, 09:31:03 pm »
You could keep yourselves busy & interested for ages on that project.  I will post a list of reference books tomorrow - my vrou is 'into' old buildings & has an extensive library.
 

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Re: Churches
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2008, 12:37:29 am »
Hey Operator, same Church we saw yesterday on the way back.


Cool post

Tony don't you think that church is just the most beautiful church in R S of A ?

Well in my books anyway?   ::)


What I find interesting is that you can't find these fantastic churches in the urban areas...
The "platteland" always have the nicest churches!

Wino those pics are brilliant!!  ;)
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008, 07:26:02 am »
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Re: Churches
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2008, 07:27:20 am »
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2008, 09:48:08 pm »
This is a very nice tread, with awesome photos.

I am always fascinated with the architecture. The material used; rock, stone, wood.

.... and them bells!! some with the most beautiful sound.
 

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Re: Churches
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Re: Churches
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2008, 10:19:31 am »
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2008, 11:04:34 am »
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2008, 03:32:01 pm »
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Re: Churches
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2008, 09:08:59 pm »
Not sure if this qulifies as a church.
In the gardens of the Marianhill Monestary in KZN.
Peeked through the window - Inside it has an altar and just two pews - room for about six people.
The crash helmet in the foreground qualify it as a "biking" subject?
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