streets as seen en route

houses and buildings seen through the train window

layers2 spooky eyesearth tones layers hand on hip bright green building laundry with blue door teal house with palm hot pink roof pink scarf and stripe goats against lavender

my dream car

webgrey car

nothing to me says I’m back in India like riding in an auto rickshaw

blue flame auto siding brown on white Durga scenery weird combo purple and pink wavy pink sticker red bus bluewhite stripes

rainy day traffic jam

RAINY DAY

 

Mr V and driverMR V AND DRIVER IN BLUE

travel decor

POLKA DOTS AND FOOTWEAR STARS STAR DRIVER AUTO LIGHT BACK SEAT DRIVER LOVE HEART TRUCK DECORATION  COLLAGE THROUGH WINDOWWELCOME

dreaming of my very own Ape, the tiny three wheeled utility truck

 

ape with pomponswred bread apew ape with tarpwwatermelon truckw

favorite auto interior this trip:

observation tower

blue

blue ape bluewhite wall bomb squad blue metal blue food cartblue comboblue metal wall blue and yellow cement mixer

travel-1

ravel-2

travel companions

i never really could figure out what my driver was doing here
pushing the other auto out of the way or getting a free ride?

flying mirror god

union jack
auto rickshaw interiors :

always dreaming of having my own Ape as a khadi-mobile

yesterday we stumbled upon a khadi operation in the heart of the city :

the top floor of the building was devoted entirely to 
illustrating the life of Gandhi through numerous photographs

huge stockpiles of heavy weight cotton khadi;
some of the yarn was spun on the premises

twisting hand spun silk into 2 ply yarn for weaving outside the city

meeting point : 
flat repair shop

bus logo

commonly used in place of the American “you’re welcome”
rickshaw wisdom
my driver

bumpy inspiration

back in India!

being alone in a new city where you don’t speak the local language could feel daunting, but most often in India little miracles happen along the way to make things feel homey. case in point – I was somewhat distracted as I walked out to the street to hail a rick. this one stopped for me, and before I looked up, the driver asked me if I was going to a certain khadi shop. I looked at him and realized that he was the same auto driver from the previous day! we had a great laugh over this and off we went; this time to another khadi shop nearby.


a sampling of some auto rickshaw interiors. also known as three wheelers, ricks, tuk-tuks, or most commonly referred to as autos, not to be confused with an actual car…