Thursday, April 12, 2007

More Kapaleeswarar festival images

The chariot drivers bringing up the rear.
As the devotees pull the chariot from the front there is another bunch - quite jolly and boisterous -- bringing up the rear. If you are wondering what the poles are for...

It is to balance themselves on the beam they use to lever the wheels around corners and out of potholes... (And a foot note: Objects in a 20 mm lens are closer than they seem to be. When that beam thudded down as I tried a tighter shot, the shock of the weight hitting the ground was too close for comfort. My toes cringe each time I recall that sensation.)
The wheels...

Like I had mentioned in the previous set of pics, an island of concentration in the midst of the milling crowd.

1 comment:

Maran said...

That wheel is huge!