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Gallery: getting from A to B

How many different kinds of transportation can you think of? The obvious include bikes, cars, planes, trains, boats. Of course our own two feet are a means of transport. Then there are the animals pressed into service such as horses, camels and donkeys. All over the world people make different transport choices depending on local customs and resources.

For John’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge theme of ‘Planes, Trains, and Automobiles’ I thought I would simply compile a gallery of images from around the world to show the diversity of methods of getting from A to B. If anyone would like to play a little game here, try to guess which ones I actually travelled in and which I simply photographed.

I know there are far too many photos here but once I started searching my archives I found I couldn’t stop. So please scroll by all those that hold no interest for you; I promise I won’t be offended!

Several small boats on a wide misty river

Evening on the Mekong in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Large boat with masts

So-called ‘pirate’ ship used for tourist cruises on Lake Ashi, Japan

Two wooden boats in a bay

Traditional dhows moored at Sur, Oman

Man standing with paddle on raft of reeds in a lake

Traditional reed boat on Lake Titicaca in Peru

Man standing paddling a boat with a small boy seated

Father and son in their boat on the Kerala Backwaters

Long colourful boats moored in a river

Pirogues, used to ferry people across the River Gambia

People rowing small boats on water surrounded by mangroves

Locals collecting oysters near Mandina Lodge in Gambia

Old looking boat with lots of passengers

Ferry across the Gambia River in Banjul

Van with man riding on the roof

On the road between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia

Truck seen from behind with lots of men on board

Somewhere in Rajasthan

Following a tanker along a road

Tanker in Rajasthan

Rear of tanker with colourful image of a man in a white turban

Tanker in Senegal

Battered looking white bus

Old trolleybus in Chongjin, North Korea

Colourfully painted old school bus

A ‘chicken bus’ in Antigua Guatemala, where old US school buses are repurposed for public transport

Old bus with rusty roof rack

Local bus in Fimela, Senegal

Row of red and white tuk-tuks

Tuk-tuks in Panajachel, Guatemala

Old green car parked in front of a crumbling building

In Havana, Cuba

Narrow lane with a woman walking past a donkey and laden cart
Man riding in a cart pulled by a donkey

Donkey carts and on foot in Marrakesh

Pink moped parked in front of a wooden door
Red moped parked in in a street lined with stone houses

Mopeds in Gubbio and Arpino, Italy

Shiny large motorbikes parked with drivers sitting

Bikers at a viewpoint in Washington State, USA

Bicycle laden with large baskets hiding the cyclist

Transporting baskets in Delhi

Cluster of rickshaws parked with drivers waiting

Rickshaw drivers in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

Horse and cart with man and small boy riding

Father and son in a Romanian village

Horse and cart with a family on board

In a market town somewhere in Senegal

Donkey laden with grass and three women

Donkey with a load near Telouet in Morocco

Donkey with two small children in baskets and woman standing

Donkey transport for young children in Peru

People riding camels seen from behond

Tourists on camels in the Kyzylkum desert in Uzbekistan

Orange hot air balloon over barren landscape

Hot air balloon in the sky near Marrakesh

Cable cars hanging above a forest

Cable car near Hakone in Japan

Black helicopter hovering just above the ground

Helicopter landing at a heliport near Victoria Falls

Small plane on a runway with man

Prop plane and pilot taking visitors to the Okavango Delta in Botswana

Old green train on a painted bridge with passengers at the doors

Train crossing a bridge in Delhi

Men crossing railway lines as a train approaches

At a station in Rajasthan

Two sleek white trains in a station

Shinkansen (bullet trains) at Osaka station in Japan


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