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evening walk…

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another evening walk to see what i can see…
monkeys by the water…some have babies so can be aggressive, but i love to watch them, they are so HUMAN…

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…a nice thing about coming back over the years…a stroll in neighbouring villages means i will always bump into people i know, brothers Joshua and Job (left and right) were village boys whom i taught, both really good at art, now at college and studying elsewhere.

IMG_0529 IMG_0538 village kids having a whale of a time as they FINALLY fix the road in Buddavaram…

IMG_0543Mia boils water outside her home…but she wants a better picture so grabs a friend and poses in front of an autorickshaw…

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the joys of indian marketing..

Back in freezing UK, having battling with snow when it’s nearly APRIL!!!, can’t help but look longingly at images taken in India just a little while ago…

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Normally i love all the hand painted advertising that predominates in this corner of Andhra Pradesh, but in this case i love this tree and the little house it hangs over just a kilometre or so outside of Buddavaram, and i love the fact that its been plastered with advertising posters…and i love the single poster on the tree…you get the picture…i like it…

one boy and his dog…

Normally the kids here (especially in the village) start to pose and mug as soon as they see i have a camera…this kid instead was seriously nonchalant, which made for a good photo i think…

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Beautiful graphic for a meals project at a small village school:

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Seriously decorated auto-rickshaw (below), the price from Buddawaram to Gannavaram (about 5km) has gone up by one rupee, it now costs 6 rupees (6p) for a shared ride (and they pack a LOT of people into these tiny vehicles), or you can pay 50 rupees (around 60p) to have it to yourself…i usually take the shared option…

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sweet angels…

If you want to take an auto rickshaw to Gannavaram (town about 5 or 6 km from the orphanage) and you have it all to your self it will cost you 50 rupees (83 cents), but if you share it’s 5 (8 cents). It seems churlish not to share, swanning past as people try to flag you down, so i always do…its a risk as you never know how many are going to pile in…This time there were 9 of us…it’s definitely a good way to meet people…

He is going to town to see the doctor…his arm is in a cast.

i shared the (small) auto rickshaw with Navia and 9 others down a very bumpy road. Bone shatteringly shaky, it was impossible to take photos, but suddenly when vehicle stopped or emptied and there would be a moment of calm. Navia, who has great english skills told me she is 17, studying politics and later she hopes to study engineering.

The religious iconography in the back ground is very common round here, a remnant of Italian missionaries who arrived at the tail end of the British occupation.

…told you it was shaky…this time am sharing with a teacher working with the mentally handicapped and 2 students from a local college…

Opposing Jesus and Mary are the Sweet Angels, Indian movie stars…

That’s Dalayya on the bike, he is following me to town, he does not want to come in the rickshaw as he says he wants to stay fit. One of my best students last year he is shadowing me as a teacher while waiting to take his final school exams.