Saturday, January 18, 2014

Taihape sunset

Taihape Sunset
Aerial cables are a feature of New Zealand. Cables are buried for aesthetic reasons but I have become fond of aerial cables as I think they add an old fashioned charm to rural towns. They also remind me of seeing deep holes dug for the poles near our farmhouse when I was a child. 

Did we not have power before the early 50s? I read that Nelson was the last region to join the NZ national grid in 1955, so I suppose isolated farms might have been connected in the early 1950s. It is hard to believe now that we are all so dependent on electricity.

This power pole is in Taihape just along from the garden planted by my mother. 
Rose from mother's garden

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