Waterwheel (Bakkiespomp)

Irene  van Vuuren

Pretoria, South Africa

  • Available
    Products
    6
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 15

Wall Art

Stationery

Artist's Description

Waterwheel captured in Kakamas, situated in the so-called Green Kalahari in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. The Orange river (Gariep) can be seen in the background.

Situated on the banks of the Orange River, Kakamas is surrounded by fertile vineyards, lucerne and cotton fields. The flourishing settlement has well preserved artifacts of its rich history and struggle for agricultural survival in harsh climatic conditions. Although criticised for their building methods used in the past, the well constructed irrigation canals feeding water from the Gariep to the lands are still in use today.

Situated 80km from Upington
Gravel landing strip at 28º 48S and 20º 39E
Annual rain fall about 100mm
-Google.com
Very hot summers and moderate winters without frost
Population: 8000

Waterwiele het Egiptiese verbintenis.

Onder die vele besienswaardighede wat Kakamas aan die besoeker bied, is die elf historiese waterwiele wat op die Egiptiese metode gebaseer is om water na hoër landerye te versprei. Dié wiele is tot nasionale gedenkwaardigheid verklaar en is nog in volle gebruik in die suidelike kanaal. Daar is ook die watertonnels, wat tussen 1898 en 1911 met die hand gegrawe is om landerye van water te voorsien. Die ou Transformatorgebou het Kakamas reeds so vroeg as 1912 tot 1914 vanuit die eerste hidro elektriese kragstasie van krag voorsien en het ’n belangrike rol gespeel in die elektrifisering van die dorp. Dit is in 1914 deur ’n Switserse vakman AB Hangartner opgerig in die vorm van ’n Egiptiese tempel, ’n simboliese gebaar, omdat Kakamas en Kaïro ewe ver van die ewenaar geleë is.

Artwork Comments

  • Maree Clarkson
  • Irene  van Vuuren
  • Elizabeth Kendall
  • Irene  van Vuuren
  • Maree Clarkson
  • Irene  van Vuuren
  • Irene  van Vuuren
  • Magriet Meintjes
  • Irene  van Vuuren
  • Magriet Meintjes
  • Irene  van Vuuren
  • Maree Clarkson
  • Irene  van Vuuren
  • Maree Clarkson
  • Irene  van Vuuren
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.