Gallery: the wheel turns and turns
The wheel turns and turns and turns: it never stops and stands stillAnita Desai
Wherever I’ve been in the world I have of course found wheels. Simple cart wheels, bicycles and motorcycles, and of course cars; most of us rely on wheels to get around.
So for Debbie’s One Word Sunday this week, here very simply is a gallery of photos taken all over the world, from the US and Colombia in the west, via European and African countries, to India and on to North Korea in the east. Maybe wheels are yet another example of the many things that unify us, despite our cultural differences?
On the streets of Cartagena’s old town, Colombia
Father and daughter plus bike in Kaesong, North Korea
Trolley wheel and bicycle wheels in the Jemaa el Fnaa, Marrakesh
You can just make out the bicycle wheels and rider beneath this pile of baskets on a road near Delhi!
Bicycle parked in the university town of Cambridge, England
At a scarecrow festival in Yorkshire, England
A scooter in Gubbio, Italy
Outside a coffeeshop in Greenwich Village, NYC
Tuk-tuks in Sadri, Rajasthan
An old fire truck in Elizabethtown, New Mexico
Steering wheels are wheels too; in the Route 66 museum in Santa Rosa, New Mexico
[see more photos from that museum here]
Tyres at a car workshop in Salalah, Oman
In the Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakesh
In a rural village near Sibiu, Romania
Travelling to the market in Ngueniene, Senegal
On a road somewhere in the Namib Desert, Namibia
Farm cart in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria
A line of old wagons in Old Trail Town, Cody, Wyoming
All I can say is, wow! This is a testament to the traveling life! Wonderful variety!
Aw thank you 😊 I do have quite an archive to draw on!
Oh my, that bike in Delhi … I would be on the ground more than on the bike! And love the photo of the scooter in Italy!
I couldn’t even GET on that bike 🤣 Glad you like the scooter shot, it’s a favourite of mine (I love the colour!)
Amazing collection, Sarah. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Teresa 😊
What a great gallery, Sarah! Thank you for combining the wheels from different parts of the world for us to enjoy. Very interesting!
Thank you Amy, I’m so pleased you liked it 😊
Wow those baskets on wheels in Delhi!
I know – looks impossible doesn’t it but I can assure you the bike was moving!
Compliments. have you ever thought of doing/publishing a photograph book?
Only for our own enjoyment and records, although I once sent one to the hosts of a B&B we stayed in (in Jamaica) so they could share the images with future guests – I have no idea if they did so!
Incredible mix of pictures of transportation! 🙂
Thank you so much 😊
Mike and Kellye Hefner
Look how you “wheeled” right into a great blog post, Sarah! I always enjoy your photos so much.
Haha, great pun! I’m really happy that you enjoy my photos 😊
Aletta - nowathome
Great variety of wheels you got here!
Thank you Aletta 🙂
Aletta - nowathome
Excellent gallery, Sarah! That Delhi one is something else, and I have plenty like your Romania one
Thank you Sue 🙂 Yes, I imagine anyone who’s been to Romania will have seen similar sights – quite surprising in a European country perhaps.
In a gallery of great shots, that Delhi bike is something else! I bet s/he wasn’t wearing a cycle helmet!
Of course not! It was an amazing sight and I had to capture it, although through the windscreen of a car it wasn’t the best shot ever. I wish I could have seen him (probably) from the front too!
So do I. How DO they do it? Years of practice carrying goods on the head, I suppose.
wow very well travelled wheels! amazing.
Thanks so much Caryl – I do get around a bit, yes!
Good one to end on..,,wheels on wagons…
Thank Phil, that’s a favourite of mine. I could have gone on and on with this theme but I had to stop somewhere!
Wonderful wheels Sarah. After a month away, it’s great to see your blog again. And, I think I’ll happily leave the traveling to you, especially the long plane rides!
Thank you Anne, and welcome back 😀 The long flights aren’t especially enjoyable but a small price to pay to be able to visit such wonderful places!