That does look "interesting"! I bet there are power failures every other day;-)
Truely nightmare of any safety technician!
The ones I've seen in Patagonia weren't that much better. Even in Punta Arenas, a town of over 100.000 inhabitants and provincial capital the light did flicker all the time and once the power was completely off for some minutes....
Well, power distribution in this valley is "home made" but at least they have own sources (couple of small powerstations over creeks). I have heard that people in Albania suppose it's their human right to have enrgy access, although they don't pay for it. So they join to the wires... elsewhere. Situation is similar in favelas in Rio - nice exmaples here on pohotos by Maarten Outlet:
I've read somewhere that they are trying to provide a decent legal and moderately priced power supply for some favelas to prevent the whole supply crashing.
Well, I suppose the Albanian's attitude is not surprising taking into account their history- it will take generations to change. Even in our country which has enjoyed democracy for a long time now, evading taxes is seen as a human right by many.
skutocne su vynaliezavi :) ta konstrukcia nema chybu :)
Thank-you very kindly Tom for the reference!! This picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes...one for my favorites!!
Logs are favourite construction material in these villages...
I've seen some profound messes in Japan (taoy has a whole page of them here), but never anything nearly so DANGEROUS looking. I don't think I'd even want to be near the pole on a rainy day.
Cheers from the States! -Steve
thank you for your link - I saw it! You can look at water and electrical installation in favelas in Rio - Maarten Outlet made some interesting photos here! (see links above).
Let's say - important is that it works for local people.
Wow, some of Maarten Outlet's photos are simply amazing.
That said, I must admit my admiration for the ingenuity of the people who put this thing together. Looking closely at the full-size image, even the conductors appear to be fashioned from bits of twisted-together bailing wire. Actually rather impressive engineering.
From which time is MacGyver working like electrician :D
Thats hot fun!!
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