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
GO TO KENYA 1970 PHOTO ALBUM 1
   
down town Nairobi
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