Tapir of Guyana : Tapir is famous nickname of locally produced passenger car for local transport. A tapir is a small box shaped mini bus which should carry 7 passengers. Fares for both forms of transport are fixed by the Government and based on a fare stage system. There are only a few taxis in the Corriverton area and very few people own private cars. Driving on the roads is dangerous, especially at night. Cows, horses, donkeys, pigs and goats are allowed to wander freely on the highway and pose a continual danger to traffic. In addition many of the mini-bus and tapir drivers race for fares.
At night people often ride cycles without lights and many other forms of transport have inadequate lighting.
1960's British cars and trucks are common. The Bedford truck is the most popular form of heavy transport.
Corriverton : Corriverton is the most easterly town in Guyana. Located at the wide mouth of the Corentyne River, opposite Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname. It is a modern adminijstrative construction, formed from two older towns, Springlands and Skeldon, and several villages which were named, or rather numbered (e.g. '78'), after their sugar plantations, owned by Bookers.
Corriverton had a population of 11,574, as of the 2002 Census.
A ferry links Corriverton with Nieuw Nickerie.
Corriverton has a mixed populace of Hindus, Christians and Muslims living together in haromoniously. It is the site of many mosques, temples and Churches, and has an excellent educational system.
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ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-05-21 10:10
What an ugly looking car! Anyway, if it carries on well its duties it is a good thing. What is the building in the background? A mosque?
You have here a very nice picture with a good POV and all very sharp. I also like the note and the comment about copyrights. Well done.
josepmarin (58357) 2008-05-21 12:50
Merhaba my friend Ertugrul,
Good scene of the daily life in this city, and good information about this peculiar way of transport, a nice and practical vehicle.
I like the simple and calm environment of this street, caught in a setting with a good perspective.
Good work, it allows us to know aspects and places of your country, in the spirit of TE.
Gerrit (51935) 2008-05-21 15:10
Funny car in this typical carribean scenery. I like the two cyclists giving a slow pace to this scene.
gracious (20025) 2008-05-21 16:56
Many thanks for sharing this daily life scene from this town! most important of all is the informative and useful notes, I loved it regarding the life style of this place!
Yes, I see the unique Tapir and a mosque on a distance view!
much appreciated for the sharing, my dear friend
from NZ, Tony
stego (24132) 2008-05-21 17:04
At first sight it has a style unusual in your gallery, because it reminds one of those quick street snapshots, but thinking better most of your posts here present daily life scenes. I guess the difference is that usually you present such neat and clean compos and treat the colours (namely of the skies) so well that one 'forgets' that they are daily life photos, as they amaze like only the 'great landscape photos' do.
However, I like it very much. The slight clutter (poles, cables, cars, road signs, etc.) of the compo is well tamed and it's a characteristic of the view you want to show and you achieve that goal very effectively.
The Tapir is so ugly and strange that it becomes cute and very funny.
TFS, Regards, José.
npecanhuk (75110) 2008-05-21 17:39
It's a very nice photo - sharp and colorful - of daily life in that country!
The note is also pretty useful!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
crckt (7218) 2008-05-21 18:34
A funny looking bus, thanks for the explanation in your note too.
Good colorful shot.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2008-05-22 2:35
Very nice scene from Tapir of Guyana street. I like the colourful and funny car a lot. Well done my friend...
All the best...
Miha2ou7 (5162) 2008-05-22 7:58
Yeah, more of Guyana, I think it`s not represented enough here on TE. You could even dare to venture further into the jungles and so on. :)
Anyway, good to see you`ve crossed the border, and shot this fine photo. Even a everyday situation over there is something special over here, for me at least.
zmey (7335) 2008-05-22 8:53
heh. nice, realistic street take showing something characteristic of guyana. good note too.
gunbud (34066) 2008-05-22 11:08
Lovely capture of this curious looking taxi. Nice depth with clear crisp colors to this urban landscape. There are many people living in my hometown (Schenectady NY) from Guyana and they are very welcomed addition to our community.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-05-22 12:48
This is an interesting detail about Guyana and its transportation system. I also like the surrounding details that give a good picture of the place. Great POV and colors, of course
lucasgalodoido (22210) 2008-05-22 19:49
very funny and uggly this car, like a VW Kombi in Brazil. Great work my friend.
Congratulations and Hug!
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2008-05-22 22:17
Bu elektirik telleri, tirafik her yerde sorun demek... Valla sayenizde Guyana'dan haberdar oldum -sadece haberlerde ismini duyardım-, umarım olmaya da devam ederim. Selamlar, sevgiler.
Vasa (515) 2008-05-23 9:49
Hello Ertugrul, friend,
Tapir is a nice example of useful creation and the photo is welcome in thematic collection (I have many collections thanks to TE). You made the photo in the original ambient, so visual information is complete. I like very much and thank you for your visit which is honor and pleasure.
Silvio1953 (142095) 2008-05-23 11:17
Ciao Ertugrul, bella immagine di vita quotidiana, il tapiro è bello colorato e la composizione è piena di vita, ben fatto amico mio, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio
danos (97471) 2008-05-23 12:35
i never seen a car like Tapir,as i see is a nice passenger car that can transport seven passengers.Nice shot with good light and colors.The sharpness and the clarity as the informative note are great.
Have a nice weekend,danos
omixlistilimni (3299) 2008-05-23 12:42
Very beautiful shot beautiful composition!
lucski (3691) 2008-05-23 13:07
another very nice picture, i like it
atmosphere of ordinary street
well done it's good
calexica (1247) 2008-05-24 2:32
I have always enjoyed photos showing scenes of daily life from all over the world. The note accompanying the shot is excellent and very informative. Technically speaking, the shot flawless. Congratulations!!!
dip (23888) 2008-05-24 3:11
well captured the street scene with this unkown-in Europe-car in the foreground,
interesting note too,
albertz (2468) 2008-05-24 7:58
Thanks for sharing this exotic type of passenger car from Guyana, if Guyana has Tapir, we have tuktuk in Thailand. A very good daily life shot of rural area, well done.
TopGeo (38216) 2008-05-24 8:26
Hi Ertuglul! excellent shot! Impressive note, the picture has interest and you have a scene from the daily life in the Guyana that I like and realism and cleanliness have, very good work praise you.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-05-24 9:45
A very intersting scne of everydays life very well collected. A photo reportage very successfull.
Regards of Belgium,
Cricri (118835) 2008-05-24 10:52
Une note intéresante qui accompagne ce mini bus, belle scéne quotidienne avec la mosquée au fond de la route
Have a nice weekend for you
atus (15856) 2008-05-24 17:57
very well captured, interesting shot of this locally made vehicle, hard to see for many of us. The perspective is excellent with the spectacular minarets in the bg. Perfectly exposed shot of a great clarity.
Well done, my friend and have a pleasant Sunday!
kevinos (7517) 2008-05-24 22:44
You have a good, informative note, Ertuguland a good documentry shot that teaches up about life in Guyana. regards kevin
Rosa (0) 2008-05-25 1:40
Good scene of daily life, information on this particular manner of c' transport; is interesting and practical. Cheer, PS: thank you to take news of Thomas, it is better it left yesterday the private clinic, it gives you the hello. Friendships,
Charo (51212) 2008-05-25 3:34
Estupenda toma de esta escena cotidiana sin grandes casas ni monumentos. Muy buena profundidad, colores y detalles.
syd1946 (18663) 2008-05-25 11:57
Indeed this is a strange car...an opportunity to take a photograph.
Also an interesting daily life moment with great perspective through the road.I like it a lot!
many wishes for a nice week,
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-05-26 18:09
Hello Ertugrul. Thanks for sharing this popular passenger car. Excellent sharp image in pleasant perspective. Regards. Jusni
ls7902 (7348) 2008-05-26 20:50
I see quite a big mosque behind & Salman's store ... must be a Muslim section of town. Great atmosphere of small town & congested road. Great to know the religious harmony & tolerance there ... I would say the same thing about my country. The tapir is well placed as your main subject. I could even the driver quite clearly. Regards. Latiff.
Vames (4356) 2008-05-27 8:05
hi Ertugrul,very nice car and nice red colours!
zeca (19762) 2008-05-29 0:27
Very nice capture to the "daily life" theme, Ertugrul! I also like the car!
Uhu (8567) 2008-06-08 3:41
High! good photo and excellent note about this far place.
edal (6804) 2008-06-21 18:52
Hello Ertugrul bey!
With this photo you prove your excellent ability to tell stories of people's life - both in picture and words. With just a few details and words you manage to convey so many interesting things about life - starting from transportation and finishing with religion toleration.
Benedict (7076) 2008-06-27 21:40
interesting notes about this mode of transport. in the philippines, we have the jeepneys- always full especially in the suburbs, as there are no government restrictions..in the city, it's the opposite- students are the most common riders.
tapir, on the other hand is a name given to a hog-like exotic animal i often see in zoos. i like the way you presented it to include the miranets of the background mosque and the cyclists added the scale.
paura (47186) 2008-09-28 14:18
A very well composed shot from this interesting daily life image. Very interesting the little bus.
bernardec (2241) 2008-11-08 10:59
Hi Hertugrul, my friend from Paramaribo
(La Parbo if I rememberv is a very good drink....)
I choose this photo because my wife is native from Guyana (demerara) and I just went on the border with Suriname...
and because of the tapir and the mosquée!
jhm (152232) 2009-02-01 1:38
Good scene of the daily life in this city.
Nice depth with clear crisp colors to this urban landscape.
I like the two cyclists giving a slow pace to this scene.
Clarity and sharpness are very good as usual every time.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
- Copyright: Ertugrul Kilic (parbo) (11092)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D2Xs, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Number Plates [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-21 9:59