Mdantsane is a unique, vibrating, eclectic, African place. Follow us on a pilgrimage to Mdantsane to discover the street culture, fashion, food, people, music, homes, taverns, humor, businesses, history and what's hot in the second biggest township in South-Africa, located close to the city of East London in the Province of the Eastern Cape. Join us on this journey while we capture the spirit of this amazing place for you in the here and in the now. We are going to introduce you to many individuals, artists, musicians, groups and associations.
They are the HEROES OF DAILY LIFE. They are the people who create, innovate and improve their life and their stories deserve to be told. This is a place for only good and positive stories of humanity, that will send out a message of courage, endurance and strength to the world through their pictures and words.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Landscaping Mdantsane Style in N.U 7

There is a definite trend in Mdantsane lately, that has spread across all sections (m not only NU 7). Trees are cut and trimmed " à la Versailles". 
The French formal garden, also called jardin à la française, is a style of garden based on symmetry and the principle of imposing order over nature. It reached its apogee in the 17th century with the creation of the Gardens of Versailles, designed for Louis XIV by the landscape architect André Le Nôtre. The style was widely copied by other courts of Europe

While many courts in Europe copied this style some Mdantsane landscapers and gardeners have instead added their personal touch to the Versailles style. 

Others have already achieved perfection with their creations! 
And order is without doubt imposed over nature!

And a a few need still a little bit of practice!

Seen in NU 7

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