Monday, June 28, 2010
evita se perron
Yesterday was our good friend Wiehan's birthday. Anje, his lovely fiance, had the great idea for us all to go off to Darling to go see Pieter-Dirk Uys, better known as Evita Bezuidenhou. So, we piled into Wiehan's BMW and off we went.
We first did some exploring in the perron, which was the old Darling station and which Pieter-Dirk Uys converted into a museum and theatre in 1996. There are some truly unbelievable and amazing things all around the place.
We then had lunch and after that watched the show which was "A revisionist look at the history of white South Africa, from the arrival in 1652 of the Cactus of Seperate Development on the Drommedaris, through the Great Trek, Blood River, the 1948 Election and arrival of the National Party and official apartheid, through the birth of democracy and the reality of today. Tannie Evita, in English, takes you on a journey, a hilarious roller- coaster ride to freedom of expression." It was wonderful. I don't think I've laughed that hard in a long time and I walked out of the show feeling very patriotic and proud how, despite all the strife and political turmoil our country has gone through, it is still a beautiful place to live.
On our drive back we stopped to investigate some wind turbines on one of the farms just outside Darling.