1 year ago
Monday, June 6, 2011
Another bleak, rainy day in Cape Town. This is the Dutch Reformed Church at the top of Carr Hill in Wynberg. It was re-built on old foundations in 1897 (the original church having been established around about the 1830s). In 1881, the Dutch Reformed Synod decided it would like to keep the congregation pure white, so it built the Sending Kerk (Mission Church) nearby for "coloured" folk. Of course, today things are different, but it does leave a bit of a bitter taste.