Encounters with myself … others … Life !
A street scene is never the same with vehicles, people and all types of traffic constantly moving through.
I captured these one morning – of ‘walkers’ focusing on their health; trishaws ‘tuk-tuk-ing’ on way to a hire, cars whizzing past tooting exercise addicts off the road, bicycles; bread-vans by which you can set your clock … all changing scenes of our busy street. Made for an interesting half hour inspired by challenge of Mundane Monday.
However I could not wait for the buffaloes (Yes … they traverse our road too each morning on their way to the remaining piece of wetland, and return when the sun sets.
I could not also keep vigil for the 8 ft crocodile that resides in the lake (visible in the background). Mr. Croc tends to float downstream around 2.00 pm. You know when he is around because everyone stops to look at him. I too stop almost every time … always marvelling at how he glides through so silently and stealthily with body partly submerged. Absolutely no ripples to warn of his presence!!
And in case you are wondering, the lake has been fenced off. Long tale of our fundamental rights action to have fence removed when the lake and wetland was leased to a private company and environment degraded. We won the case but the government deviously moved war veterans into the ‘island’ that had been created – knowing that was one ‘fight’ we would drop: you can’t argue for the environment against those who have risked their lives for the country.
So we live with the fence .. 😦