Thursday, June 24

Stellenbosh Campus



The weather is better today as you can see. Weather blogging could be my new thing, dont you think? Stellenbosch campus is really stunning. Note the white walls, terracotta roof and the gables of the building. If you look at the campus from one of the surrounding mountains it looks like a gaint empty terracotta parking lot, just prettier.

See this site for a brief overview to the university.

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Blogger Rethabile said...

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24 June 2004 at 16:35  
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24 June 2004 at 16:37  
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24 June 2004 at 16:38  
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24 June 2004 at 16:39  
Blogger Rethabile said...

This picture makes me want to drink Merlot or Cabernet-Sauvignon. I can almost smell the peace there, although of course this kind of building is more easily associable with other, harder times. You do have a nice country. You do.

Funny, but the picture reminded me of William Butler Yeats's poem,

The Lake Isle Of InnisfreeI WILL arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.

© William Butler Yeats
"...for peace comes dropping slow." That's what reminded me of the poem, and somehow the imagery of the poem seems to be recalled or simply called forth by your picture.

Cheers. And keep the pictures and the blogging coming.

PS: I had a darn hard time formatting this correctly, hence the ten thousand comments.

24 June 2004 at 16:42  

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