On the Road around Agra

15th February 2014 (Day 7) Agra.

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The first image above is outside the Taj Mahal as we are returning to our bus, in a small open “bus” like the ones in the distance.

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All images are from a day on the road in Agra, or between Agra and Fatehpur Sikri.   The image above and following ones are taken from the bus as the world flashes by…..

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Notice the curious tricycle in the front here with hand operated pedals and indeterminate steering (bar with blue-grey grip, not the pipes in the background).

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The sign at top right “Welcome, Beauty Parlour”, behind the detritus on the roof, seems somewhat incongruous.

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Not an abode, they are selling pots.  The woman in the field behind is making cow dung pancakes, for use as fuel on fires.

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5 comments on “On the Road around Agra

  1. […] 15th:  On the Road around Agra […]

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  2. leecleland says:

    Indeed a fascinating look at the streets and laneways of India.

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  3. Enjoyed looking at these images of India Murray – the light seems fantastic !!
    But the décrépitude (French meaning better describes my feelings) must have been a bit overwhelming at times?

    David.

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    • Murray Foote says:

      There’s a softness in the light that may come from cooking fires and tuk-tuk pollution.

      You just have to accept the décrépitude is the way things are. In one way I rather like that you can’t put a romantic gloss on everything; on the other hand life is obviously very hard for very many people.

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