Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A couple of times during the past week we’ve had a visitor from above. The purpose of the visit was to get some close aerial images of the site, especially the delicate walls of the North Village. Our visitor was created by a retired engineer from Great Britain who does this for the fun of it and donates the photos. The little camera, which is smaller than a standard cell phone and carries a chip about one cm. long, can take either video or still shots. The vehicle that carries is made of foam and balsa wood strengthened with carbon fiber. This makes it reasonably sturdy and very light.
It’s been quite windy during the past week, so we haven’t had optimum conditions for the photographs, but we’ve gotten some interesting images and hope to get more in the coming days, both of the North Village and of the Palace.