Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Alleys, Driveways, Parking Lots, Dirt Roads

Traffic in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India


This picture was taken as we were trying to leave Pushkar in the state of Rajastan, India. This dirt road was the much-overworked way out for those seeking to leave after the more commercial (and fun) days of the Pushkar Camel Fair and the way in for the pilgrims arriving for the religious days. Inexplicably, in that time of year with the most traffic, huge chunks of the road were dug up and blocked off on the left side of the road, forcing inbound buses to navigate cautiously around the corners of buildings at the edge of the road. The assistant driver for the bus labeled TOURIST has climbed down from his perch on top of the bus to help direct the bus driver past the pink building on the right. The assistant driver (bare feet, black pants) is standing in the road directly in front of the driver, while the man to the right (in gray pants) is either another assistant driver or just a local kibitzer. Notice other passengers on top of the bus.

We met other buses ahead of this bus. There is a bus (visible in the photo) behind it, another bus behind that one, and so on.

This picture was taken in October, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3: ISO 100, 1/400 sec, f/6.3, 85 mm

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