India Art Jornal Aug 30 by Meera Rao
It is not unusual to see cars and cattle sharing the road. The bullock carts have been around since ancient times and still used to transport people or cargo when modern vehicles are too expensive or even not supported by the existing roadways. Googling I discovered these are called as carretas in Costa Rica, and Mexico. Check out this clip of Punjabi style bullock cart racing or read a delightful little story here :) There are even schemes "Rent a Bullock cart" for farmers who can not afford a cart but do have live stock to pull them.
India Art Journal aug 29 by Meera Rao
There are some grand old houses in the neighbourhood with beautiful ornate wood decorations on the varanda rooflines, pillars, doors and window awnings. This particular house is very elegant and was undergoing renovations when I first saw it. Now it has been somewhat hastily but not completely restored and convereted to a young boys hostel. The blue boxes are the newly retrofitted electrical fuse boxes and did you notice a switch between the door and the window?
Below are the full journal page look at the sketches from Aug 27,28.29.30 :
India Art Journal Aug 27,28,29, 30 by Meera Rao
And one more page: ( my ancient computer here has decided it won't justify the margins nor give me a bigger size of the photo below.... sigh! but then its letting me post :)
India Art Journal Aug 23,24,25,26 by Meera Rao