A cycle rickshaw ran the street

Cycle rickshaw running at leisure
Shot in Saidpur, Bangladesh ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A cycle rickshaw was running through the sparsely trafficked streets of Saidpur. Compared to cycle rickshaw running in Dhaka, the cycle rickshaws around here were less decorated. There were no cars or even cycle rickshaws around, and there are not many pedestrians. Still, the rickshaw wallah was noisy, ringing bells and pedaling. I could only assume that he is ringing more to assert himself than for safety reasons.

I guess rickshaw wallahs want the people around themselves to notice the presence. Maybe it's a kind of desire for approval. To get someone's approval, you can't just sit still on your own, so it seems like you're running around ringing a bell.

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Sep 2014 BANGLADESH VEHICLE

Where is Saidpur?

PHOTO DATA

No

8781

Shooting Date

Sep 2009

Posted On

September 18, 2014

Modified On

November 20, 2020

Place

Saidpur, Bangladesh

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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