Sunday, August 22, 2010

Farewell to a Cape Town landmark

After another frustrating night of hopelessly bad seeing, we packed up & drove back to Cape Town the next morning.  Coming in on the N2 we got a last close-up look at the Athlone cooling towers scheduled to be imploded the next day.  Thanks Tim for snapping this pic while I was driving!

Much of Cape Town turned out to watch, making traffic in the areas with the best views impossible, but a bunch of us watched from the roof of the SAAO.  A brief squall distracted everyone & prompted the demolition team to flip the switch about 4 minutes early - we were lucky to catch any of the action at all!

WOW :)  Google "Athlone cooling towers" for some great YouTube videos of the event!

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