Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Garbage Mountain and the Vegetable Fields

With surprisingly light traffic, we quickly made it out of the main city.  On both sides of the road were small fields of vegetables. Due to the festivals of Kali Puja and Diwali, only a few workers were in the fields, weeding and attending to the small cauliflower. My motorcycle guide was keen to point out the huge garbage dump off to one side. A few gypsies were picking through items in front. Adding to the rather incongruous scene was an ice cream cart, rolling its way down the lonely road as if it were the most natural place to be. Back on the motorcycle, we drove past several crude buildings where recycling of leather, paper, plastic, and other items took place. 

1 comment:

Pat said...

What contrast in these two photos.