This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 9, 2017.
In November 2014, we visited Jaisalmer in the state of Rajasthan, India, as part of a five-week tour of India. Near the end of a walking tour on our first afternoon in Jaisalmer, we visited Gadsisar Sagar Lake, a beautiful lake surrounded by ghats and temples, and watched boys and young men feed the sacred catfish. With this calm image in mind, we walked through the neighborhoods between the lake and our hotel, with our guide pointing out the beautiful architecture and fretwork in the local golden sandstone. (Jaisalmer is known as the Golden City.)
As we were walking through a narrow street, we came upon a cow standing with its front feet on the top step of a home (back feet on the street), with its nose pressed to the window in the top half of the door. Our guide explained that each family at dinner time cooks three extra chapatis: one for the dog, one for the gypsies, and one for the cow. This cow was waiting for its chapati.
We never found out, but we certainly hope the cow got its chapati.
This photo was taken on November 7, 2014. Specs are:
Olympus TG-1, ISO 1250, f/4.0, 1/25 sec, 18 mm