Building: Day #13

We assembled the turnbuckles and carbine hooks to assess the detailing for the corners of the canopies.

01_assembling

02_canopy details

Turnbuckles.

03_turnbuckles

Carbine hooks.

04_carbine hooks

Crimps.

05_crimps

Steel wire to thread through the looped edges in the canopy fabric.

06_steel wire

Work on the floor beams continue.

07_the site

08_floor beams

08_up close and personal

20_sawing

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09_discussing

The building of the panels goes in shifts and new ones have to be produced daily. Aim is 9 to 10 a day.

12_panel work

Chile a soñar came to visit us and also gave us a hand on site….

17_steel cages

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18_concrete work

I think they even enjoyed it.

19_concrete work

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Our local admirer is a little girl named Amanda.

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She borrowed a camera from us this day and toured around capturing the moments on the building site. The result was some lovely portraits of our hard workers.

10_amanda's portraits

Shoreh.

13_amanda's portraits

Gro.

14_amanda's portraits

Caroline.

15_amanda's portraits

Ranveig.

17portraits

Kaja.

18portraits

Randi.

16portraits

Mattias.

15portraits

Magnus.

19portraits

Truls.

20portrait

Solveig.

21portrait

Anniken.

Still lots of shovelling of soil and transporting mixed concrete to be poured into the large foundations.

24_on the site

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peace

A break from building work to connect with the rest of the world…modern technology is a saviour.

16_on the mobile

A group were bending steel rods for the reinforcement cages to be placed in the large tension foundations.

21_bending steel

23_steelwork

directing

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22_steel work

The afternoons in Pumanque can get particularly windy creating quite a dusty atmosphere.

23_dusty afternoon

Here is Magdalena, our host and caretaker of the building where we were staying. So it was her we would run to for hot water in the showers and washing clothes. Kind woman.

magdalena

A break for a little conversation…

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marte and amanda

The new kitchen crew are preparing a special birthday dinner. Chicken thai curry.

25_grilling chicken