Fairfax Harbour At Dusk…Port Moresby

The view halfway up the Poreporena Freeway

One evening as we left the office,  I was so taken by the sunset and dusk over Fairfax Harbour, I tried taking my shots through the staff bus windows but none of them did justice to the moment. So when we were on the Freeway halfway on our ascent I asked everyone  if we could stop so I could take some shots of the unfolding dusk over the Harbour.  My colleagues readily agreed, so we stopped by the roadside and these were the photos I took of  Fairfax Harbour.

Peaceful and alluring…. 

Another shot from the Freeway
The rock face on the side of the Freeway
My, oh my, how the city has grown this side of town...
Another view of the lights of Port Moresby from this side of the city
As the sunset slowly disappeared...
Traffic on the Freeway...this used to be a mountain!
Could barely make out the lights of Government House

As we piled back into the bus and slowly climbed up the hill and away down towards Hohola, I couldn’t help  thinking how fast Port Moresby is growing. No doubt every nook and cranny and every hill that has a spectacular view of the Harbour will have a house on it one day. Don’t really want to contemplate that, no, not really.

I kind of liked this time of day when the dusk envelops the city and hides the dust-laden rooftops and roadsides. I think this is my escape from the headlines of the day that paint a totally different picture of the city of Port Moresby. How much of its historical significance is lost on us, the residents of Port Moresby – visitors, short term and longtime residents? How much of Port Moresby do we want to change? – hopefully not these views, especially of Fairfax Harbour at dusk.