|Mossel Bay (14 Sep 2013)|
I still need to write posts about some of the places we visited:
- More about walking in my hometown George in January;
- Our visit to Stellenbosch in March;
- A visit to Oudtshoorn in August; and
- A post or two about the Company Gardens in Cape Town from my visit in 2009
We walked in Moolman Street to see the three Heritage Houses when we found this building with its beautiful garden. A sign in front of the building said "Bibliotheca Reading room & Martin Versveld Garden". Unfortunately I could not find any information about it.
La Sosta is one of the beautiful thatch houses in Swellendam built in the late 19th century.
This house, named Michelle, was built in 1919. On the corner of the grounds is an old slate milestone from 1843. Before the railway was built in 1897 post carts used these milestones when delivering mail. My photo of it is too blurry to post.
The Cottage is another pretty thatched house. It was built in 1832.
I loved this building. After church on Sunday I made H walk with me to get a photo. The house was built in 1853 but was later Victorianized with the addition of a double-storey cast iron verandah.
We also passed Church square on Sunday. In the past the square was used as a market. People also used it as outspan for horses and carts when attending church.
The beautiful Dutch Reformed Church built in 1911. (Read more here)
This memorial, across the street from the church, was interesting. It is a simple stone with a lamp to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911.
I could not find any information about this building but now houses a few shops. One of them is a souvenirs shop named Penny Lane. It was closed when we passed on Sunday but I will definitely go shopping on our next visit.
We had a great weekend in Swellendam. We enjoyed our stay at Flametree, had some great meals like and enjoyed exploring the historic town.