Cow (and I assume camel & elephant) patties are dried at the side of the road and then, I presume, used for fuel or building materials. Good thing this stuff is valuable, otherwise it would be left on the roads under foot!
You would think there would be a cloud of flies hanging around such places but I didn't see any.
I grabbed this shot from the back of an auto-rickshaw while it was in motion so I couldn't take time to compose the shot.
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ron000 (0) 2004-04-07 2:02
Interesting story with this photo. Looks like business is good for patties at the moment.
Thanks for posting.
Steely (895) 2004-04-07 2:06
muahahaha, its India's version of the hexamine tablet Mike.
Only bigger , rounder, funkier in smell, ecological ( 'cept for the liberated methane during production ) and you own the factory...
what a daily life shot!!
gardenwife (103) 2004-04-07 3:42
I'd be grabbing patties for my garden. ;) Once they dry, the flies lose interest. This is a neat photo showing something only an outsider would probably even notice.
- Copyright: Mike Chachich (mdchachi) (1617)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-02-18
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5, Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM, Fuji Superia 800
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Two Weeks in India
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-07 1:43