This is my first submission on WordPress photo challenge.

The theme this week is ‘Weathered’.

What was my interpretation?  I thought of some fascinating people with lined, leathery and weathered faces I had met over the years and photographed.  It was tempting to share them but decided on Reichenau Mission in a small off the grid town of Bulwer in Kwa Zulu Natal.


The mission, built in 1886 by German Trappists boasts a large church with impressive stained glass windows, a rural school and also a large old mill.  Many of the buildings are still in use, but some have been abandoned and this is where I found some wonderful photographic opportunities.

Wood and Iron house, Reichenau Mission, Bulwer
Abandoned building, Reichenau Mission, Bulwer
Rusty door hinge, Reichenau Mission, Bulwer