I went to Port Moresby to document the deployment of a new cable internet system to businesses.
Here are some shots of the town and the people I met along the way.
This is one of the houses in Hanabana, Port Moresby. The houses are built on tree stumps and sway in the currents. The bay is protected from harsh waves - most of the time - but the houses require re-stumping quite frequently
Washing hanging in Hanabana, Port Moresby. The gangway sways and can be difficult to walk down.
The Papua New Guineans are some of the friendliest people I have met. This lady was keen to talk about her baby's upcoming education, and whether or not the All Blacks can win the next World Cup.
This is one of the more seaward sections of Hanuabada, the Port Moresby suburb on the sea. The entire community is supported by tree trunks that are drilled into the mud.
Two kids looking out over their home suburb in Port Moresby
This is the antenna at the top of Burns Peak. It provides direct line-of-sight to our microwave link from the rooftop, allowing us to connect to the "backhaul" of similar antennas around Port Moresby that run the chain of connections to provide subscribers with data access. The antennas send microwave-linked data connections back down to the individual premises via subscriber modules (SMs.)
Thes kids are from Hanabada, the seaside suburb in Port Moresby
Betel nut sellers in Hanabada, Port Moresby
Private Oliver was 21 years old when he was killed fighting the Japanese invasion of Papua New Guinea. There are approximately 4,000 graves at the Commonwealth World War 2 cemetary in Port Moresby.
Kids from Hanabada, Port Moresby. The people in this place are some of the friendliest I've ever met.
Rigger ascends a pylon in Port Moresby to connect satellite relays for internet connectivity