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Simple wooden houses on Stilts
Wooden shack type housing built on stilts on the River Kapuas confluence at Pontianak in Kalimantan which is a part of Indonesian Borneo. The communities living on the river must travel from place to place by boat on canal like waterways which have been naturally created among the stilt houses.
Holy Indian Cows
In India the cow has a strong religious connection for the Hindu faith. Even the popular English Language expression “Holy Cow” which is an exclamation of surprise dates back to the early 1900s and the time of the British Raj in India. The cow is reverred in Hindu culture for … Read More
Hand-Pulled Rickshaws Kolkata
One of the last bastions of hand-pulled rickshaws is the Indian city of Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta) where able bodied men transport people and their belongings over short distances for a very small fee. It is said that this rather alternative mode of transport was invented in Japan in the … Read More
Streets of Kolkata
Ancient British colonial buildings remnants of the British Raj or British Empire in India still stand proud on the streets of the West Bengal city of Kolkata previously known as Calcutta. Falling into a state of disrepair these buildings are still home to ground floor stores and residential apartments.
Fun loving Indonesian kids in Pontianak Kalimantan the Indonesian part of Borneo. Pontianak is a big port city located on the Kapuas River. Even to this day as the city develops one can still find traditional wooden houses on stilts in small villages on the riverside nearby.