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French Huguenot Monument

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 9 May 2015 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This valley, tightly hemmed in by mountains, is named after the French Huguenots who fled to the Cape after religious persecution in 1688. They brought with them knowledge of viniculture and settled to make wine. The Huguenot Monument is dedicated to the cultural influences that Huguenots brought to the Cape Colony.

Toscana from Baden, France

Lovely monument : and nice to have photography with the valley.
Huguenots are more known in South Africa than in France !!!! ( except in some little parts )
Bonne journée, amitiés, Catherine.

9 May 2015 7:11am

@Toscana: We knew a lot about the Huguenots from learning history at school. I learned from a French lecturer I had that they also fled to England and neighbouring European countries.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool frame*

9 May 2015 9:19am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Impressive monument

9 May 2015 9:55am

Marie-France from Angers, France

jolie composition... bonne journée !

9 May 2015 11:07am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Monument sur un point de vue superbe.)

9 May 2015 5:45pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Very impressive I do like the background

9 May 2015 11:46pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


10 May 2015 6:47am