Sunday, October 26, 2008
Mostly the "good" stuff has been taken by other workers. All bottles, cardboard, clean paper etc. will have been collected by the many staff who cannot pass a bin without checking its contents.
This guy was also wearing a "triangle hat" made of bamboo I think. He was happy to be photographed.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I can only guess that this was the tricycle of a peddlar of some sort. In the basket as some sort of gluey rice paste, and I have no idea if it was for eating or some other use. There was a basked beside the tricycle that had a similar content, but different consistency.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I'm not sure how it happens, but this semester there are new students all riding orange bicycles. All the same brand and there are rows of them. This lone cycle was near the bakery, and I received some stares as I photographed it.
What I thought was odd - apart from so many bikes of this colour on campus, is that few are "unwrapped" and still sport their bubble wrap packaging, just as they would have been at purchase.
So many are like this. For me, I was keen to remove all my packaging very quickly to reveal my new shiney bike.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Apparently these cane chairs are made by villagers, and the truck loads of these chairs come into the cities on a regular basis, and guys with tricycles load them on their carts and head off to furniture shops and markets. Some of the loads of cane chairs are amazing - and I have been unable to get a photo of them.
This one was in Hangzhou - not many chairs on board, but enough to see the challenges that the rider has, when negotiating the traffic.
There are narrow alley ways to negotiate - places where bigger vehicles have not a hope of getting through. These guys are really the backbone of much commercial activity.