Cape Gable by ninaganci

Cape Gable

Cape Dutch architecture is a traditional Afrikaner architectural style found mostly in the Western Cape of South Africa, but also other places where the Dutch settled, e.g. (Western) Australia.

The style was prominent in the early days (17th century) of the Cape Colony, and the name derives from the fact that the initial settlers of the Cape were primarily Dutch. The style has roots in medieval Netherlands, Germany, France and Indonesia.

Houses in this style have a distinctive and recognizable design, with a prominent feature being the grand, ornately rounded gables.
Some architectural historians have even suggested that Cape Dutch architecture is the most important contribution settlers made to world culture.

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I like the curves on the facade and the beautiful sky !
January 6th, 2020  
Such a beautiful gable
January 6th, 2020  
Bep
Love this architecture.
January 6th, 2020  
Beautiful and interestin. Fav
January 6th, 2020  
how pretty is that!
January 6th, 2020  
Such a lovely classic design
January 6th, 2020  
Lovely design, so pretty!
January 6th, 2020  
So pretty!
January 6th, 2020  
Nice shot- I now recognize this architectural feature almost instantly thanks to 365!
January 6th, 2020  
The architecture looks a bit to : House with natural stone top fa├žade in rich Flemish-North German Renaissance newspaper in Coevorden
Residential building
Friesestraat 9
7741GR Coevorden Drenthe

Year of construction: 1631 1971 (rest. Facade)

http://rijksmonumenten.nl/monument/11483/huis-met-natuurstenen-topgevel-in-rijke-vlaams-noordduitse-renaissancetrant/coevorden/
January 6th, 2020  
Great architecture. I've seen this style in Holland when on vacation and in Germany many times.
January 6th, 2020  
Fascinating
January 7th, 2020  
Very nice
January 7th, 2020  
Yes, we see some of this style here in the UK as well. I once worked in a place that had an outbuilding in this style, which became known as "The Dutch House". ­čśÇ
January 7th, 2020  
What a wonderful gable! It looks really good against the blue and white sky. Well captured, fav.
January 7th, 2020  
Beautiful gable
January 7th, 2020  
A nice shot, with the shadows emphasising the decoration on the building. I like this Dutch inspired style.

Ian
January 7th, 2020  
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January 7th, 2020  
love it!
January 8th, 2020  
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