continuing my little public transport theme...
we've had trains and busses, now it's time for...the mighty tuktuk!
The tuktuk or three-wheeler or auto rikshaw or autorick, bajaj, rick, tricycle, mototaxi, or baby taxi...is a motorized version of the traditional pulled rickshaw or cycle rickshaw. They are an essential form of urban transport in many developing countries, particularly in many Eastern countries.
Bajaj is a major Indian vehicle manufacturer started by Jamnalal Bajaj in the 1930s. They make and export automobiles, scooters, motorcycles and the auto rickshaw, or tuktuk.
Be it in crowded city centers (if you can avoid the exhaust fumes) or on lonesome countryside roads, the tuktuk is a great way to travel. For kids tuktuk rides are a highlight on any trip in the Far-East. They offer an easy, convenient and personalized way to get from A to B, plus many people try to make a living driving them.
I hope their governments make the wise decision to promote them rather than try to ban them from public roads to make more space for large busses, trucks and private cars, as is argued sometimes, mainly by major transport companies and rich people with big cars.
LONG MAY YOU TUKTUK!
song title reference: Roger Miller
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jhm (158820) 2011-11-27 3:48
Ik heb in de begin jaren 60 eenVespa gehad, dit reed schitterend maar in de winter een kleine doodskist op wielen.
U toont hier alleen de voorlicht en de band van het voorwiel.
Dit is in feite voldoende om aantegeven ower wat u het wil hebben.
Goed detail en dit geeft meer herinnzeringen dan de volledige scoother. Bedankt.
elkab (4951) 2011-11-27 7:03
Minimalist and perfect. Super composition of the well positioned three-wheeler with fantastic play of lights and colors. Fantastic sharpness of details. Moody scenery
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-28 3:46
Dag best Benny,
An original and very efficience framing for an image very graphic with beautiful contrast. I like too the harmony in the colors with the blue which giev an interesting chromatic contrast.
macjake (71721) 2011-12-06 10:03
Personally, i really like this transportation theme.
I've been on those Tuk Tuks in Thailand, and what an experience it is!
informative note that you've written, i like the part about the large Indian manufacturer, didn't know that.
annjackman (21903) 2011-12-12 23:13
As soon as I saw the thumbnail I realised that this was a close-up of a tuk tuk. An original take of this iconic form of transport. I would rather photograpgh them than ride in them!
Excellent light, colour and framing.
king (4242) 2012-01-27 10:04
Mooie compositie, waarin de schaduwpartijen een belangrijke rol spelen.
Mooie complementaire kleuren. Eenvoud is kenmerk van het ware.