The Marconi Years

Working visit to Kenya 1970
2. The satellite ground station, some visits and a dance festival.

01- The East African telecommunications satellite ground station

02- The East African telecommunications satellite tracking antenna

03- An overall picture of the Kenyan telecommunications authority satellite tracking station under construction in the Great Rift Valley

04- Some local life behind the satellite ground station site

05- Some hair-raising experiences on the way to work in our mini-bus

06- Passing by some 'locals' on the way to work in the Great Rift Valley

07- A free week-end safari chance visit with these two boys in the bush

08- Another chance meeting in the bush with these two fine men and a boy

09- A chance encounter with this group of Masai men, in front of the borrowed Marconi minibus

10- A dance festival- these ladies seem to be bald headed and their ears filled with bands.

11- More traditional dancing from these Masai 'warriors'

12- A slightly hostile lady and a friendly man pose for me at the inter-ethnic dance festival

13- The Masai dancing in a circle and chanting at the dance festival

14- The dance festival Finale, showing the participants together and the spectators.

15- The local population seem just as interested as the visitors, their dress is a bit less colourful than that of the dancers.

16- The 'locals' enjoying themselves watching some traditional tribal dancing.
relaxing at the hotel
down town Nairobi
The other Marconi memories pages

1. After school comes work
2.The apprenticeship
3. Learning to work and live
4. It wasn't all work

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