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S_Psharma 5 1 India
17 Feb 2013 3:47AM
Beautiful study.

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LV426 9 7 4 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 4:04AM
Very intersting info.
What a nice style of achitecture that they had back them in 1700.
17 Feb 2013 5:10AM
Morning Herman. A lovely shot of a very nice building and enjoyed the history you accompanied with it Grin
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
17 Feb 2013 5:29AM
Morning Herman, nice photo, Swellendam is such a pretty area, nothing prettier than old Cape Architecture. I am In rainy wet Durban for a week and I see Cape Town is 37 deg today.Grin
17 Feb 2013 5:38AM
Fotografía muy limpia..Excelente..
A beautiful thatched Museum great capture.
Well done Herman. WesternRed.
johnke 5 223 15
17 Feb 2013 5:51AM
Morning Herman, the Cape has some interesting stories and a good representation of some history is this Museum. James E Mitchner recorded some in his best seller"the Covenant" Enjoyed your comment on my pic, my blood is still boiling, Enjoy...John
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 5:56AM
A symmetrical composition for a symmetrical building which works very well! I'm surprised how much sky detail has been retained using your compact, it adds to the interest. The blurb is very interesting too thanks Smile
Being a bit picky, your horizon slopes off down to the right a little but that should be no bother to level with a crop. I really like the FG path and shrubs as a lead in and would be tempted to angle the camera down a little more if you ever re-visit, to make the lead in line even longer and stronger!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Feb 2013 6:09AM
What a beautiful building Herman, a lovely composition and capture, even though it has a slight lean to the right Wink Carol
17 Feb 2013 6:27AM
A well taken composition with a nice lead-in, Herman. I love the symmetric design of this beautiful thatched building.

meniko 7 Cyprus
17 Feb 2013 7:01AM
They put a lot of money and effort in this beautiful building to accommodate the Magistrate...Wink
Now its a Museum, but where are the visitors???Wink
there should be a long queue, like the lines I saw outside of bush hospitals...
apart from that is it a very well taken shot !!!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 7:40AM
love the comp herman brilliant detail great write up too a cracker nice one Wink
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
17 Feb 2013 8:10AM
What a beautiful building! Excellent shot, Herman!
17 Feb 2013 8:33AM
Lovely symmetrical building - I like that. I think the path just adds to a perfect picture.
17 Feb 2013 8:46AM
A beautiful building and well captured Herman. Excellent narrative to accompany it
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 8:54AM
If that is a Museum, can I be the Curator............ would love to live in a house like that.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
17 Feb 2013 9:03AM
A Lovely building ,I would love to see insideSmile
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 9:36AM
A super image Herman.
Regards, Alf.
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
17 Feb 2013 9:59AM
realy like this looks a lovely building to photograph and you have captured it well

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 10:03AM
Super image Herman, fascinating write up, beautifully captured

17 Feb 2013 10:10AM
a fine old building certainly built to last nice one

Humblebee 6 1 England
17 Feb 2013 10:15AM
Lovely capture, Herman, of this fine old building, so good to see it is well taken care of, glad to make it that good ol' 30 ... Carol Grin
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
17 Feb 2013 10:47AM
Thanks for the info, very interesting and a great image showing this lovely property. - gary
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
17 Feb 2013 10:48AM
As you say Herman it was a building for Law and Order! From what I understand this has failed, my friends visited last year and were handed guns by their hosts and were not allowed out without guards, this was a great pity for them as it really spoilt their once in a lifetime holiday. On another note an excellent composition that a slight level will put right, and excellent exposure, great old building my friend.


lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
17 Feb 2013 10:50AM
Well composed
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 11:35AM
Lovely building well composed and shown off to its full beauty.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
17 Feb 2013 11:40AM
And I thought it was your house! Wink Beautiful shot Herman.
17 Feb 2013 12:16PM
A splendid photo Herman, they don't build'em like this anymore
As for "achierverswales" comment on law and order , I think that he should at least qualify his remarks by stating where his freinds were staying.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
17 Feb 2013 12:34PM
Just an update for Frank! They were staying in Johannesburg in the Province of Gauteng, staying at their friends home, just a note their friends have been robbed several times in the three years they have lived there, like most places there are good and bad people and also good and bad places, I was just stating a fact about them being given hand guns for protection, they did not even know how to use them and refused the offer.


widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
17 Feb 2013 12:38PM
Nice hoose Herman you must be very rich Wink Nicely composed

Tibetan 6 3 England
17 Feb 2013 12:56PM
Well taken shot Herman, would not mind that house myself nice one! interesting write up! the concept looks Dutch to me like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Dinky65 5 1 United States
17 Feb 2013 12:57PM
Very pretty house. I love the roof.Smile
17 Feb 2013 1:31PM
This is a superb capture Herman, and excellent compositionSmileSmileSmileSmile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Feb 2013 1:36PM
My, this is a fine building--- I enjoyed the accompanying text-- very informative!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 3:27PM
Both interesting and so very well captured Herman.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Feb 2013 3:54PM
this looks so Dutch, Friesland or Vriesland as it was spelt formerly! a fine, well composed shot
(just a tiny hint.. it is a good idea to overexpose while buildings/flowers slightly, it helps with the right white balance)
17 Feb 2013 4:11PM
Great Architecture and photo
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
17 Feb 2013 6:13PM
The building is impressive

6 3 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 7:04PM
Great image and a very interesting descriptionWinkGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 7:28PM
A really lovely image
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 8:38PM
Gorgeous building Herman, by the look of it, is been very well look after through all those years. Nicely presented.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 9:14PM
Great image ,
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
17 Feb 2013 9:28PM
Beautiful shot,,nothing fancy but is spot on in the taking,

Hi Herman, this is a lovely shot. I have always loved soft looking roofs like this, whether thatch, tile or shingles. Very pretty photo.

18 Feb 2013 3:53PM
What a nice symmetric building and and a great image of it!SmileSmileSmile If only we too could see the green grass again here in Finland. ----- Jukka.
18 Feb 2013 4:13PM
Great composition to show the Drostdy in its full glory, Nice! Smile
platzy 5 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 4:34PM
Nicely composed and an unusual building for a Museum, wonderful interesting image.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
20 Feb 2013 3:03AM
Great shot and explanation on this wonderful well preserved old building Herman, they don't build them like that anymore!
Rgds., Jim
RuthyJ 12 England
21 Feb 2013 6:41AM
wonderful looking building Herman. Lovely.

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