Sunday, June 15, 2008

Views of Goroka

Have only just got home from Goroka (had to have an extra day in Port Moresby for a meeting). This is a quick look at the attractive capital of the Eastern Highlands Province.

As you can see the town grew up around the airstrip and has a good range of facilities. It also has some excellent artifacts which I purchased with much glee!!!

With an altitude of 1600m the town has a lovely cool climate (the mornings were freezing actually) and is a lovely change from the humidity here.

20 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. These are excellent photographs and remind me of Argentina a lot and the ranches there. I like to see these scenes because of the war that went through the islands and of those time and how those people could not begin to imagine how things might look these days.

M.Benaut said...

Hard to believe the change in climate between your joint and Mt. Hagen. But at 5000 feet that's got to be at least 10° cooler to start with. I suppose that 20° during the day would seem freezing after your climate. I wonder if you got the boys some of those great hats. I reckon a bright lime green one would suit Benson !

lynn said...

Great views!

dive said...

That looks quite refreshing up in the mountains, Jules.
Having said that, with our cold summer rain (today I have the heating on!) I could do with a bit of your coastal heat!

Hilda said...

Lovely views!

I'd love to be able to move to a town or city with a higher altitude too. But not while I still need this job, lol!

Bob Dylan said...

Looks nice, glad you're getting some coolness.

I look forward to seeing your artifacts.

Donna said...

SO many different landscapes!! Happiness to you sweetie!!hughugs

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great views Jules... and it's nice to have you back. I look forward to seeing your pictures.
Tom

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful views.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is a beautiful view of the clouds and the mountain.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful scenery of the town. You are a great traveller and always have nice photos to share.

quinttarantino said...

So many different landscapes and changes in the weather too!

Marie said...

Very beautiful.Paradise on earth again. You are too lucky. But maybe you dont have any handsome taxi driver there? :-))

Julie said...

My father spent time in PNG during the war and I have a number of faded photos. I did not think that one was allowed any more to collect "artefacts". Are you allowed to take them out of the country?
Thank you for visiting my place ...

Kelly said...

Glad you are home! These views were well done! I imagine the cooler weather was a treat!

Neva said...

What a great shot....don't you love having to put a sweater on every now and then?

Steve Buser said...

Having lived my whole life in flat places, the mountains move my soul. Sixteen hundred meters... about a mile high by my calculations. I have never lived anywhere that had a spot higher than the overpass.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis", being an avid student of WWII history, is very familiar with Rabaul, Port Moresby and PNG, even if he's never been there. "Louis' is currently reading a biography of General Douglas MacArthur, so your locations are prominent in this book.

Kris McCracken said...

Are you in a chopper or something for these photos, you seem up high.

Jules said...

Hi All
Kris - no I was on top of a hill in town with a Telikom tower!!

Kelly & Neva - yes the cooll was very refeshing and invigorating!!!

Julie - the term is used quite loosely for souvenirs and craft items. They are not that old or of historical or cultural significance.