Letter from Barrydale

Studio visit: Joan Peeters

If you want to visit Joan Peeters in her studio in Barrydale you have to turn off from Route 62 and enter Tinley Street till a road sign indicates Hellier Street. Number 24, the home and studio address of Joan Peeters is surrounded by a garden full of plants typical for the little Karoo. The warm colours and the style of the buildings on the compound could be even found in Spain or Mexico…


To get a six-pack of Windhoek Lager in Barrydale like anywhere else in South Africa you can´t go to a gas station or a supermarket to buy beer or liquor from the shelf . Since few years supermarkets are allowed to sell wine. But to get beer or whisky and rye you have to find a liquor store…


Letter from Barrydale

Dead end street?

Dead End Street? Coming from Europe Barrydale reminds an elderly European person of the quiet villages you once could find all around Southern Europe. Landscapes as Provence, Tuscany, Spanish coasts like Costa Brava, Costa del Sol, Costa de la Luz and their hinterlands where harbours for Europeans trying to escape their restless cold-war societies in the 60ies…


Letter from Barrydale

Barrydale, can you believe it?

Massimo Cecconi, a photographer, writer and since some years even a skilled painter who lives and works since more than twenty years in South Africa finds himself trapped in Barrydale. He sent Cyberday following letter accompanied by some pictures of his recent paintings…