Kopje

Kopje

Kopje

I shot this kopje from a car park at Suikerbosse.

It was only afterwards that I noticed one of the ‘trees’ was actually man-made! (A pole.) And that there is (I think) some sort of telecommunications mast tucked in there too.

It’s a pity we make our mark simply everywhere. And all the while complaining that our cell phone signal isn’t strong enough!

post script: What’s a kopje? Β A small isolated hill, in Southern Africa. See also Monadnock.

 

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29 thoughts on “Kopje

    1. scifihammy Post author

      Luckily Cape Town is surrounded by places we humans cannot build, such as the sea and mountains! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the visit and follow. πŸ™‚ I like your blog, and have followed you too πŸ™‚

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  1. pensitivity101

    Years ago when cell phone masts were described as eyesores, someone came up with the idea of a plastic tree outer covering. Along a Dorset road is such a ‘tree’, which stands out more than a mast would have done as it is absolutely NOTHING like any of the trees growing around it! (Bit like putting a pampas grass in the middle of a pine forest.)

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  2. faburlifekhloe

    Kopje – What a nice and cute name for a small isolated hill! A new fancy word goes into my brain πŸ™‚ It looked very peaceful and beautiful there, but it’s true that we ruin a beautiful like this with the advanced technologies we ask for 😦

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank yuo πŸ™‚
      Agh! I never thought of that! But I guess SA is not too bad with those big billboards. I am only really aware of them near the airport.

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  3. Ady

    Wow,saw so many Kopjes in the link and all have different shapes πŸ˜€ and learned a new word as well ! The more we evolving in communications,the more wires and lines I find ruining the pics !

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  4. HN

    We have a cell tower that is masked to look like a pine tree here in my town. But everyone knows it is not a pine! LOL We are funny creatures don’t you think?!

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  5. Garfield Hug

    Really scenic and I learnt a new word “kopje” ☺
    I did not even notice the pole till you pointed it out. I thought it was a tree trunk left after all the branches and leaves fell out ha ha.
    But if it is a telecoms tower then I am glad no ugly wires or steely cords run from here. If so now that would be ugly indeed. πŸ˜‰

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Exactly! haha That is why I didn’t notice the “very straight tree” at first either! πŸ™‚
      However the telecommunications thing is in the distance to the bottom right of the kopje – and it has all its wires and pointy sticky out things!

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