28 May 2013

Dutch Reformed Church Swellendam

In every town we visit there is a building that I keep photographing.  Every time I walk pass this building I snap another photo.  When we drive pass, I immediately want to take out the camera and snap another one.  During the weekend in Swellendam the beautiful Dutch Reformed Church had that effect.

We first drove past on Friday evening when we were searching for our guesthouse but did not stop.  Saturday morning the town was very busy. The mall is close to the church and lots of cars were parked in front of the church.  We decided to return a bit later after most of the shoppers went home.  Unfortunately before our return my camera’s battery died and the spare was not charged.
NG Kerk Swellendam
 We made our third trip of the day to the church just before sunset.

I love this time of day when the sky turns a deep blue.  It was the perfect time to photograph the church.  The street was quiet and the white of the church stood out.
NG Kerk Swellendam
NG Kerk Swellendam














Then the lights came on…

NG Kerk Swellendam
NG Kerk Swellendam
NG Kerk Swellendam 













We visited the church again on Sunday for some daylight pictures and to see the inside.  More pictures and some history in another post.

(Just like sunrise, I have trouble taking photos during dusk/sunset.  These were the best of a lot of photos taken in about 20 minutes.  Sorry if some is still a bit blurry)
NG Kerk Swellendam

2 comments:

  1. Love the pics when the lights came on. Such a beautiful blue sky background.

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  2. Swellendam's Dutch Reformed Church really is a very interesting building and doesn't look anything like Dutch Reformed Churches normally do

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