Solar Power

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    While visiting the Floating Islands, I was really impressed how the Uros had used the resources available to them, mainly the abundant totora reed, to survive. At first I was surprised to see the solar panel, but given their their acute understanding of nature and the importance they placed on the sun as a deity, solar power seemed like a natural resource to harness. It's also a convenient way to power their TVs, which is pretty much the only electrical gadget they use.

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    1. majorbrighton 94 months ago | reply

      That was unexpected.
      What strikes me most with this village, is the apparent lack or sighn of damp? All looks so fresh, clean and newly done - did they know you were coming?!
      You seem to have had a wonderful time/experiance, happy for you and the shots, they all reflect you. well done ;~}

    2. Frans (3Djavu.nl) 94 months ago | reply

      Great picture, certainly some contradiction.

    3. melcir.meri 85 months ago | reply

      Has this concept died other than for tourist interest in a cultural experience? -- It looks unused like a museum piece -- is this lived in or just for show? Fortunately, the solar power is a fun way to ensure enduring life as a 'SUSTAINABLE LIVING' entry, in "FIRST - THE EARTH!" Photo-ART Competition, if you would like to enter. Details - www.flickr.com/people/melcir-selfportraits-2006/ . - Mel

    4. kodSalEet_b [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      great pic

    5. ChrisRudge 77 months ago | reply

      Its a great image you have captured there.

    6. notthatbenreynolds 64 months ago | reply

      I tried to download this image so as to enlarge it and look at the supposed bowl/plate of food in the foreground. No can do.

      This is too tidy, IMO, with no signs of real human habitat. No foot prints. Nothing mucky. I think it's a miniature with a solar panel photoshopped onto it.

      Albeit, my wish would be for it to be true. I just don't believe the tidiness.

    7. Clear Skies Photography 55 months ago | reply

      i have visited here as well. It looked very much like there were structures made that had the reeds covering them. they want to capture the old ways and show them off here. The boats are impressive....the styles they have made.

    8. Clear Skies Photography 55 months ago | reply

      i have visited here as well. It looked very much like there were structures made that had the reeds covering them. they want to capture the old ways and show them off here. The boats are impressive....the styles they have made.

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