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Streets of India 1

By himalk
Chennai, India.

Rickshaws are a common sight in this part of Chennai. Although I never tried traveling in one, I was fascinated by the sight of so many rickshaws going here and there...
In the old days, they didn't have this tricycle-type pedaling rickshaw. The rickshaw-person had to drag the carriage and run.

Maybe the rickshaw was introduced to India by the British during the colonial days? I'm not sure...

Tags: Photo journalism People India Rickshaw Chennai Portraits and people

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MDaniel 14 3 3 Ghana
20 Jul 2007 9:30AM
Wonderful perspective
mickp 14 9 7 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 9:42AM
You've captured the flavour of India. Travel there often on business
Mick
himalk 16 4 Sri Lanka
20 Jul 2007 9:46AM
Thanks Smile Hope to upload more soon...
jenquest 18 561 1 Tokelau
20 Jul 2007 10:11AM
Good shot. Like the angle. Next time you have a chance, take a ride, it's an amazing experience, a rickety thing like that with a huge truck going past it!!
Nita 15 South Africa
20 Jul 2007 11:55AM
Great shot. I might have tried zooming out a little so the wheels and the back of the rickshaw were all captured. This was does really focus ont eh driver though.
Nice one!
Nita
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
20 Jul 2007 6:42PM
nicecatch...they really work hard, especially uphill! Smile

jeff

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