Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Around and About India

Cattle often roam the streets. No one bothers to hurry them along even if they end up in front of your vehicle, since they are considered sacred. You will also see cows, goats, dogs, and pigs rooting through the garbage along the sides of the road. The "rag pickers" also have their shot at the trash. These are people who make their meager living by rummaging through garbage for items they can sell. 

Life in India is quite diverse. Here is another crude home right across the street from an upscale ice cream shop. 

One of many huge ant hills you can see in India.

The Boat Tree
The large orange flowers are housed in a pod shaped like a boat.

Washing dishes is an event. Fill two pans with water boiled on the stove. Add detergent and wash, rinse, and stack. Dishes are washed once a day.


chaplaindebbie said...

Cows? That looks more like a bull! Wow! And that ant hill! I hope they aren't the kind that bite. Once again you amaze me with these pictures, Eileen.

Eileen Rife said...

Sadly, the ants are huge and do bite.

Cobras are also sited in this area. Sometimes you can see a shrine of flowers constructed around a stick in an area where men are building. This shrine indicates a cobra has been sited there. Ugh!

chaplaindebbie said...

Oh wow! Please be careful around those areas. You should take a picture, from a safe distance of course, to share. I would like to see one of those shrines. But, don't go out of your way to do it.
I would definitely stay away from those ant hills.

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