The View From My Rickshaw

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The view from our rickshaw…

Only one team member can drive at a time during the Rickshaw Run, so that means half of the time you are a passenger.  As a passenger, the back seat wasn’t very comfortable, but somehow we managed to sleep, eat, drink, and backseat drive all from the rear seat.  A few days when I had the energy I got out my camera and tried my best to capture what we saw from the view of our rickshaw.  It was fun shooting out of a moving vehicle as it was the only way I could really capture the excitement and confusion of the people who saw us, two foreign women, driving the rickshaw.  Overall I didn’t really get to do as much photography as I was expecting as part of the Rickshaw Run – other things like driving, schedule, and safety took precedence over doing my normal photography.

People were constantly taking photos of us every time we stopped the rickshaw.  I became really curious as to what happened to those photos of us on people’s phones.  Did they take them and show them off to their friends?  How did they tell the story of us eating at their restaurant to their friends?  Did they show up on their Facebook page where their friends commented on the crazy foreigners?  It bugged me that I would never know the story and life of the photographs people took of us.  I would have loved to try to follow one of the photos and find out where it ended up.  Who knows, maybe some of the people had a blog and were sharing them as I share photos of people when I travel!

Regardless,  I thought it would be fun to share my favorite rickshaw run photos from my point of view –  as a passenger in my rickshaw.

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To see all the photos of the View from my Rickshaw – check out my gallery of Rickshaw Run Photography:

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17 Comments so far

  1. I love this post – it’s incredible what you can see from the backseat of a tuk tuk!

  2. Hammad Tariq says:

    Those photos must have appeared on several facebook walls saying … look what these foreigners are doing..

    I have been following you on this rickshaw run.. you two are brave women.. keep it up!

  3. A picture speaks a thousand words. These are wonderful pictures from your Rickshaw Run!

  4. Laurie says:

    Wonderful photos – those Indian smiles are so beautiful…what an adventure the two of you had! And now Australia. Girl, you are living the life – but I know you worked very hard to get it so good for you! I love reading your blog!!!

  5. Great photos to montage the sights and experience from the back of the Rickshaw. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Tom Dorsey says:

    We did the Jan 2011 rickshaw run and it was the best adventure of a lifetime. I’m ready to go back and give it a go again.

  7. Patricia Irish says:

    Wonderful photos! What a unique slice of the country you saw. So untypical of what the normal tourist sees. A good cause, as well. Thank you!

  8. Freya says:

    Amazing unique photos, made me feel like I was driving in the rickshaw myself.

  9. Amazing post! And even better photos!!

    I am going to India this coming January and I am SO excited to go :)

  10. Ted says:

    Sherry I have only looked at a few of the photos from the Rickshaw, but they are great.

  11. More and more great pics from you… and what a surprise… a Rickshaw.

  12. Maria says:

    Captivating photography Sherry!

  13. Charu says:

    I absolutely love the scenes from rural India…one of my favorite ways to explore the country is by road. Well done, Sherry!

  14. very nice share i really like that blog.

  15. Brad Bernard says:

    I love your pictures, Sherry. I remember so vividly rolling into lonely towns and everyone looking at us totally confused at first. Immediately, though, the mayor would be pulling us into his insisting we drink chai with him and meet his daughters. India is such a wonderful place.

    • Sherry says:

      We had a number of people just pull up on their motorbikes next to us on the road and invite us to their home as we were all driving down the road…loved it!

  16. Ric says:

    Great photos from the road!!!

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