We all have these photos … throwback photos!
It’s described as ‘nostalgia-inducing pictures … from a different era of your life”.
Every Thursday we will throw a photo of ‘way back when’ on our blog. Why on a Thursday? Because it’s just a day away from the weekend … and we love weekends!
You are welcome to join in or just enjoy the photo (#TB Thursday).
In this post, we continue with our first road trip together in April 1995. After we visited Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province, we continued our journey down to the Western Cape Province. We decided to visit Franschhoek, a small town (and one of the oldest) in South Africa, situated about 75km (46 miles) from Cape Town.
It’s worth mentioning that Time (magazine) has put Franschhoek in the top 50 places in the world to visit in 2022 (Wikipedia).
Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek (Western Cape Province, South Africa)
The Huguenot Monument is dedicated to the cultural influences that Huguenots have brought to the Cape Colony (and ultimately the whole of South Africa) after their immigration during the 17th and 18th centuries. During this time the French and Belgian Protestants were fleeing violent religious persecution, especially in Roman Catholic France. This monument was inaugurated on 17 April 1948. (Wikipedia).
I feel like I’m standing next to a look-alike of Tom Cruise
Franschhoek is also well-known as prestige wine country. There are so many wineries and vineyards here to visit … one of the most favourite things to do, is to get onto the Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Train! We hope to show this to you one day!
- The above photos were scanned