Lust en Rust

Persons cooling off in a canal in the village

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

Lust en Rust is a new village; its residents were given lots in 2014. It is situated 10 kilometres from the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station and is home to no more than 70 persons.

Lust en Rust is neighbours with Recht door Zee, which was featured in this column on September 10.

But unlike its neighbour, Lust en Rust give the impression of a forgotten village. It is surrounded by dense shrubbery through which one can spot a house here and there. It also seems to have been forgotten by persons who paid for house lots and by the government, both present and past administrations. It would seem that even the rain has forgotten the village. The dusty, potholed streets have become very narrow owing to the encroachment of the bushes…..

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