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Cape Town Overview Tour (4/7)

 

7/31/2014

Caltex/Chevron Oil Refinery

Cape Town, South Africa

33°50'17"S, 18°31'45"E

 

South Africa has the second largest oil refining capacity in Africa after Algeria. The Caltex/Chevron Refinery in Cape Town is one of the largest in the country with an output of 100,000 barrels per day. Because the complex was built in close proximity to residential areas, the resulting pollution has led to serious health complications and the implementation of more stringent environmental restrictions. The refinery’s tanks for the storage of crude oil are seen here.


 

Cape Town Overview Tour (3/7)

 

7/30/2014

Sea Point Pool Complex

Cape Town, South Africa

-33.918613, 18.384396

 

Regarded by many as the most breathtaking public swimming pool in the world, the Sea Point Pool Complex is built on Lower Beach Road overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The pools use filtered seawater and are not heated; however, the facility stays open year-round and a handful of Capetonians persist with their training throughout the winter, even when water temperatures drop to 12 degrees Celsius (53 degrees Fahrenheit).


 

Cape Town Overview Tour (2/7)

 

7/29/2014

Joe Slovo Informal Settlement

Cape Town, South Africa

33°57′07″S 18°32′03″E

 

Joe Slovo is an informal settlement in Langa, Cape Town, named for the Anti-Apartheid activist, and close friend of Nelson Mandela. Its residents (20,000+) have been engaged in a 15-year battle with the government over forced evictions, and have taken the matter all the way to the Constitutional Court, the highest in the land. It is estimated that 26% of households in six metropolitan areas live in similar shantytowns with extremely limited access to services. The contrast between these and neighboring suburbs is often a compelling reminder of the inequality that plagues the fledgling democracy.


 

Cape Town Overview Tour (1/7)

This week historian Jon Morgan will give us an Overview Tour of his hometown - Cape Town, South Africa. Tune in each day for a fresh look at 'The Mother City'. 

 


7/28/2014

Castle of Good Hope

Cape Town, South Africa

33.9260884°S 18.4280907°E

 

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa. Originally located on the coastline of Table Bay, the Castle is now situated next to the city's railway station as a result of land reclamation. The building was constructed as a "star fort" so an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.
 



 

7/27/2014

Creil

Creil, Flevoland, Netherlands

52°45′47″N 5°39′41″E

 

Located in the province of Flevoland in the Netherlands, the village of Creil contains many farms that specialize in the growth of flower bulbs.


 

7/26/2014

Bordo Poniente Landfill

Mexico City, Mexico

19°24′00″N 98°59′20″W

 

The Bordo Poniente Landfill in Mexico City – the only center of its kind within the capital – processed 12,000 tons of trash per day. The landfill was shut down in 2009 once it reached its maximum waste capacity. According to the Clinton Foundation, Bordo Poniente releases almost 1.5 million tons of methane per year.


 

7/25/2014

Waldpolenz Solar Park

Waldenpolenz, Germany

51°19′42″N 12°39′22″E

 

Waldpolenz Solar Park in Waldpolenz, Germany uses 550,000 First Solar modules to supply 40,000 MWh of electricity per year. Spanning more than 500 acres, investment costs for the park have amounted to approximately 130 million euro ($175 million).


 

7/24/2014

Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

50°5′N 14°25′E

 

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic. Situated on the Vltava River in the center of the Bohemian Basin, "Praha" is home to 1.24 million people.


 

7/23/2014

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt, Germany

50°02′00″N008°34′14″E

 

Frankfurt Airport is the busiest airport in Germany, averaging 1,365 flights per day and 65 million passengers per year. With more than 70,000 employees, the airport is also the single largest workplace in the country.



 

7/22/2014

Duri Field

Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia

1.33622, 101.228242

 

The Duri Oil Field is located in the Riau Province of Sumatra, Indonesia. In operation since 1954, Duri now covers approximately 125 square miles. The field is operated by Chevron Pacific Indonesia and produces an average of 185,000 barrels of oil per day.


 

7/21/2014

Nahalal

Nahalal, Israel

32°41′24″N 35°11′48″E

 

Nahalal is a moshav in northern Israel. A moshav is a type of cooperative agricultural community that is composed of individual farms and is governed by an elected council. Founded in 1921, Nahalal is one of the oldest moshavim in Israel and its layout of concentric circles is the basis for the design of many moshavim established in Israel before it became a state in 1948.



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