Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

(On the) streets

Tana’s streets. Cobblestoned. Teeth-jarring. Eye-watering odours. Scooter goes. People, cars, bicycles, carts, zebus, motorbikes, pousses-pousses, pets – all overtake me on the narrow streets. Clatter, clatter, gronk. Scooter doesn’t go. Sideways glances. Vintage French cars. Street children begging. Clogged, sewage-filled gutters. Loiterers. Scavenging scrawny dogs. Lines of passengers haphazardly waiting for a smoking bus. Stationery cars, inconveniently stopped in the middle of the road. Mad-man walking up and down mumbling (not me). Lung-destroying fumes. Meat hanging. Lame beggars. Messy tangles of wires. Swerving, stopping, crawling, swerving, going in slow-motion, stopping …

(I’m sorry, I couldn’t pick just one photo to describe the streets around here, and could have posted 100…)

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5 comments on “(On the) streets

  1. Lili
    March 3, 2015

    Great photos! 🙂

  2. Kim
    March 3, 2015

    (Cobblestoned) You sound stoned!

  3. shabbby
    March 3, 2015

    Fantastic shots!

  4. ANDRY
    March 3, 2015

    Amazingly realistic with a taste of bitterness I briskly share with you !

  5. There_Lot
    March 4, 2015

    When the old woman turned there were so many stories in her face. – Andries Walter Oliphant. 🙂

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