Big thank you goes out to Eric Nathan for taking this time-lapse of Cape Town during Load Shedding. Clearly there was no point in waiting for the power to go on to watch TV at home but he made good use of the time.
You don’t really think about the effect in a “big picture” kind of way, you know, “what it looks like”. This time-lapse put it in to perspective in a big way.
Description from the video by Eric Nathan: Time-lapse video showing the city of Cape Town without electricity during load-shedding by the state-run power provider Eskom. The effect of the power being restored can be seen about 7 seconds into the video.