Sunday, 15 June 2008

SAT-3 - Cape Town 2001

Cape of Good Hope - A trip to Cape Point, where in 1488 Bartholomeu Dias, the Portuguese seafarer, was the first to sail around it, is a must for any Cape Town visitor, during a SAT-3 Cable System meeting in Cape Towon. The name Cape of Good Hope was given by King John of Portugal as Cabo da Boa Esperança and another Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, rounded the Cape on 22 November 1497 on his way to India.

The Cullinan hotel in Cape Town where SAT-3 meeting was held in 2001, hosted by Telkom SA (May 2001).

Cape Town - Very nice lighthouse at Green Point. I discovered it when walking from the Waterfront to the Queens' beach by the Beach Road.
Seaside view in Mouille Point, close to the Waterfront.
Ana Munoz, José Pinillos (Spain) and I, on the top of Table Mountain.
Bee Lan (Singapore) and Vinty (Mauritius).
A view from the top of Table Mountain.
Postcards from Cape Town, showing the Table Mountain, the Cable Car and the Waterfront.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

SAT-3 - Pretoria 2001

Delegates to SAT3/WASC/SAFE Cable System RET meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, in June 2001.

Some photos taken in the short tour to Kruger Park, in the weekend before the RET meeting in Pretoria. In the last photo, a hipo is crossing the river.

Monday, 9 June 2008

SAT-3 - Reunion Island 2001

Reunion Island - Dramatic sunset viewed from Le Bacharois waterfront in Saint-Denis, the nice capital of Reunion, after SAT3/WASC/SAFE Cable System meeting in October 2001, hosted by France Telecom.

Saint-Denis, capital of Reunion, City Hall.

View of mountains close to vulcano Piton des Neiges, 3069 meters high but not active, on the way to the vulcano Piton de la Fournaise.

Walking on the lava stones marked with white paints in direction to the top of the vulcano Piton de la Fournaise, 2632 meters high and very active.
Juan Dominguez (France), Steve Muller (USA) and Alexandra (France), posing to the camera man in the vulcano view point.

The cameraman and behind a hindu open air temple.
The cameraman and some of the many waterfalls of this beautiful island.

Alexandra, Regine (France) and Mamadou Fofana (Ivory Coast) walking on the black sand in Reunion Island.

Alexandra, Regine (France), Chris (South Africa), Razad (Malaysia) and Emmanuel (Ghana).

By FT courtesy, the delegates visited a sugar cane plantation, which replaced the coffee plantations by the end of the 18th century. My friend Roger from Gabon in the center.

ARC - Assen 2001

With around 20.000 inhabitants, Assen is the Capital of Drend province and is mainly known for the motorcycle races. During ARC meeting in November 2001, hosted by KPN, we had a chance of seeing a traditional shoemaker in action and take some pictures.
Some examples of nice wood shoes. After the demonstration, every delegate got a pair of wood shoes as a souvenir, courtesy of KPN.

Ester driving a wood shoe car.

A typical cereal storage.

The Prince visiting Assen before marriage.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

COLUMBUS-III - Roma 2001

Some delegates to Columbus-III AR&RSC meeting in Rome, in October 2001.

After the Columbus-III meeting, some delegates (Jim, Jeff and I) had pleasant and short tour around Rome, including a visit to Dolomite catacumbes and a SMART exhibition, close to via del Corso.

Some nice photos of Rome taken by Jeff Mundt (USA), after Columbus-III meeting in October 2001.

Friday, 6 June 2008

SAT-3 - Lisboa 2001

Parque das Nações, Lisboa, where SAT-3/WASC/SAFE RET meeting was hosted in Marconi headquarter in 2001.

SAT-3/WASC/SAFE family photo and others.

Fofana (Ivory Coast), Emmanuel (Ghana) with Carlos Moreira (meeeting organizer)

Manuel Ramin, Juan Dominguez (France) and Likkiti (Benin).

Ana (Spain), Gale (South Africa), David (UK) and José (Spain).
Jose Bernardo and Liliana.

Photos from official dinner in a restaurant in Alcochete.