Friday, February 22, 2013

S2L77: The Plains of India

From 1977 03 02 India
The highway down the Himalayan mountains is serpentine and slow. Whereas in Nepal the mountains are everywhere hemming in the land, at the bottom is the flat plain of northern India stretching out endlessly, filled with villages and fields. At night, you see the harsh lights of gas lanterns in the unelectrified villages that line the highway. "Highway" is a generous term. Cars and buses must share the road with ox-drawn carts, bicycles and, sometimes, working elephants.

More photos after the jump.

From 1977 03 02 India
Vultures, which proved not to be a bad omen at all

One of a continuing series.
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