FRANSCHHOEK: THE FRENCH CORNER

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The beautiful wine-growing valley of Franschhoek is a sight to behold from the top of the scenic mountain pass that we drove by coming from Capetown, SA. Though difficult to pronounce, (comes from the French word meaning “French Corner”) it’s a pretty town founded by the Protestant Huguenots who fled here to escape persecution in France. Along with French cuisine – some top-quality restaurants in the continent are found here – they also brought with them the saplings that bloomed into vineyards which are now the backbone of the famous South African wines.

(Seven frames shot with a Nikon D80 stitched together to make this panorama. Location: Franschhoek, South Africa))

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