Photographer's Note

Another technically not that great shot but I'd like to show it to a wider audience anyway...

This car is driving over bamboo stalks that local people placed on the road. For centuries bamboo has been used as material to make, for example, roofs and fences. But before it can be used it has to be broken into long flat ribbons. These days placing it on the road like this and waiting for some motor traffic (not a lot but cars do come that way) is the way to break it.

I asked how bamboo was prepared before motor cars were introduced into the country. "One had to cut it with a knife. It was very hard" I was told.

The image was taken somewhere between Punakha and Trongsa.

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