Friday, September 21, 2012

through the window

I love to watch city life while we drive to and from the office and often have my camera out.  About a third of my shots manage to capture what I intended without blur or obstruction.  Here are some from the past week.


many people walk to work.  Here you can see the traditional wrap worn by men. 


For those who don’t walk the common transport is very crowded buses or cycle rickshaws or diesel tuktuks.  Children are taken to school in these contraptions (normally 8 in each), pulled by a man on a cycle – I can’t help thinking of the childcatcher in ChittyChitty BangBang


Traffic is chaotic with the only road rule seeming to be ‘if I’m bigger or ahead of you then I have right of way’.  At some junctions the road police regulate the flow so that cars can turn across the oncoming flow.  They wear blue camouflage uniforms and are armed with rifles although I’ve never seem them being used or held anywhere other than down their back.


I’m always amazed and delighted at how green the city is with trees along most roads and plants all around houses. With all the rain plants thrive



The lake looks beautiful but is highly polluted.

I’m intrigued by this scene from my office window


A bored man on a bamboo bridge (the water is coverer in weed) with a large umbrella for shelter from rain and sun.  No-one in the office can tell me why a guard is needed on the bridge – it leads to a field and a shed.


Sian said...

The child catcher! You're right. Shudder.

Fascinating stuff. It's always a pleasure to see where you have been

alexa said...

Fascinating glimpses of life in another country, Helena. Yes, how curious about the guard on the bridge! There's a story there ... Can you go and ask him?

Melissa said...

What an interesting drive you have to and from the office!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a great way to capture the street life there. So different from where I live.
Thanks for the insight.

humel said...

Absolutely fascinating, thank you :) Yes, totally the child catcher, brrrr!!

Elizabeth said...

The view from your window is so much more interesting than mine. Of course, I do get to see the squirrels chasing each other and the crows dive bombing them to get into the birdbath.

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