Friday, August 28, 2009

Around Town

I bring my camera with me everywhere - you never know when you're going to see something interesting :) So I have a bunch of pictures that I've taken randomly around town :)
These guys were sitting in the parking garage - I thought it was fun the way they were sitting :)
This is the broom guy :) He goes down our street every day selling brooms, squeegees and a few other things like that on his bicycle :)
There are certain times of the day that the buses are very crowded - especially if it has been raining. You can see the guys hanging out of the bus - one guy only has one hand and one foot to hold on with!!
This monkey was chillin' on some parked cars at a market the other day :)
You never know what will be on the road. There are always different carts (like the one below) on the roads. This one was a motorized bicycle with a whole family on the cart :) It was cute :) It was really fast too, this was the best pic I could get of it :)
This is a slum in an area of the Capital that we'll be hanging out more in. It's a lot smaller than the one that's shown in Slumdog Millionaire - but it's still a very big one.
Here's a close up in the slum - I attracted a lot of attention with my camera :)
This is one of my favorite markets. These guys are dying and drying dupattas (scarfs) they're making. I thought it looked cool :)
I love these things. I can't remember what kind of metal they're made out of ... it's black and REALLY heavy and they inlay silver designs in it - it's so cool! They make animals, vases and all kinds of cool stuff. They way a TON though! This guy was inlaying the silver at his booth - it was neat :)
I like this picture :) We were out buying fruit & veggies at our fave veggie store :)
So that's a bit of our life around town the last couple of weeks :)

10 COmMeNTs FrOm PeOpLe wHo ROCK!:

Bri said...

AWESOME PICS! hey where did you get the new format?

KSA said...

I love the new look to the blog.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

hey Bri :) I made it myself :)

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Thanks! :)

Carie said...

Andrea!! Cool new look! I love this post too. It is so fun!! Love your pictures!!

Carrie said...

Love the new look of the blog - but I have to complain... hehehe! It's very hard to read the white writing ;-)

Love all the pictures!

Char said...

Great pictures, as always!! And I like the new layout!

Roberts said...

I wish I knew how to make blog layouts! Very nice. And very interesting post, too. Love all the pics! They never fail to amaze me with their ingenuity, like the motorized cart!

Christine McDermott said...

I love your new design. And I love that picture of the dudes, they look like a fashion shoot

Shannon said...

You're so good about keeping a fresh perspective on life in South Asia. I tend to think about all of this stuff as just normal and forget that it is unusual for most people I know. :)
Keep up the good work!