Waiting for the Rocket than never came.
The Rocket is an old British steamer from the 1920s, Bangladesh has 4 of them. We planned to travel from Barisal to Khulna by means of the Rocket but after waiting from 05:30 - 09:00, and still no sign of the rocket and eventually we were told that it was stuck downstream in fog, we opted for the bus.
As the rocket's are being phased out, I think our chance to ride this famous ship has passed.
These fellow-passengers wait with us for the ticket office to open.
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Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-01 1:16
I love the irony and humour in the first line "Waiting for the Rocket that never came" Ha ha ha. Well composed daily life shot capturing the moment. I like it. Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (39569) 2013-12-01 11:45
These people are wearing very nice pastel colours, by coincidence very nicely matching. They have wrapped themselves carefully on this chilly morning in January but still go barefoot. I like the mild colours and the battered iron wall of the ticket office. I guess it may have been one of the Rockets that brought me from Khulna to Dhaka in December 1972. Considering how ridiculously overloaded the boat was it may have been one of the most dangerous journeys I have made.
abmdsudi (42012) 2013-12-02 6:25
An exciting title and the story and now i feel relieve about the rocket ! Creative way on your part in forcing us to absorb the narratives then to enjoy this photo Intriguing street photography, the compo boosted by the prominent figs drawing the eye into the frame at the same we get to enjoy the surroundings with lots of everything thrown in showing busyness of this place. It's cold out there but I love the atmosphere and the effect of slight hazy morning all add up to his human story. Fabulous capture, Congrats.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14564)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: nikon D 7000, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-01 1:00