I am not a techie when it comes to engineering but do have a friend who is an engineer from the industry currently working in Zambia. Thanks to him, I have some understanding that to plan and construct an electric network takes a methodolical and competent mind of the greatest order. At the electric pillar underneath the cables come together from (and is directed in) different directions creating the sense of order, we are challenged to interpret this week. It was the first time I really spent time with these pillars and chatted to them about their opinions, their fears and what they deem to be their triumphs.
Now this may seem strange to you but my wife tells me that as a small kid she imagined it to be girls with dresses and they played with her! At least I only became strange in later life… Now that I look at them again – these girls have grown up into attractive ladies and they certainly have hour glass figures! I suppose nowadays boys can imagine these to be Transformers (trucks changing into robots) although transformers in their original context certainly plays a big role in the distribution of electricity.
The first 3 photos were taken at dusk and the last 2 a while after dawn. I drove up the mountain with my bicycle to take the most beautiful sunrise photo ever. The path up was very steep and at one point I nearly fell as I lost momentum due the incline. That (the most beautiful sunrise) was not to be as the mist covered the valley. The photo above shows how steep the slope is, certainly not easy to construct this line. Going down the mountain with the bicycle certainly produced electrifying adrenaline. Photos taken on the Outeniqua mountain near Gerorge in the Western Cape, South Africa.