The Drive to Tanjore

hanging laundry

hanging laundry

We hired a driver for our trip from Pondicherry to Tanjore.  The roads were still flooded from the recent cyclone, so we drove slowly under a clear blue sky, past fields of rice and small thatched-roofed mud houses, some with water coming right up to their back doors.  Here was the India I’d always imagined: small quiet villages with dirt roads and cows munching on people’s front lawns, dried dung patties piled up in giant mounds by the side of the road, women carrying large loads of straw on their heads.  I photographed it as vigorously as I could from our moving vehicle.   😉

flooded streets from the cyclone

flooded streets from the cyclone

happy cow

happy cow

woman washing clothes

woman getting water

path to the brick house

path to the brick house

motorcycles

motorcycles

222 kilometers to Chennai

222 kilometers to Chennai

unfortunate acronym for international phone calls

unfortunate acronym for international phone calls

construction

construction

women in muddy rice paddy

women in muddy rice paddy

temple on the way to Tanjore

temple on the way to Tanjore

water to the horizon

water to the horizon

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