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Cart Wheel

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 29 September 2010 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The "open" bullock cart ( which has no "hood") is still used as a transportation means for agricultural products in parts of rural India, although being fast replaced by tractors and lorries.

While I was unable to get to one actually in use, this was the nearest I could get my lens focussed on. However, such covered, hooded carts are for transporting people. I remember my rides in these carts a few decades ago.

One can easily tell it is an exhibit, from the highly polished wheels....

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb detail of this means of transport that progress has been disappearing. Good day.

29 Sep 2010 5:27am

Antoine from France

Bonjour Sunder. Superbe photo with a very nice framing. Light and colors are very beautiful. Excellent work Sunder. Have a great day Sunder.

29 Sep 2010 5:33am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

very rich tones and textures here, nice...

29 Sep 2010 5:53am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good detail, I would like to see all the cart too :)

29 Sep 2010 5:57am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Très belle lumière ! Je te souhaite une bonne journée

29 Sep 2010 6:09am

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

it would be really interesting to contrast this one with one that is really in use - shot from the same angle! this is beautiful in its highly polished state, but I be a worn one is just as beautiful in its own right :D

29 Sep 2010 6:10am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

The wheels and their polish are the first thing I noticed. A beautiful exhibit and
one that disappeared here more than 60 years ago yet wonderful to see in

29 Sep 2010 6:13am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Lovely colours and a nice shot all round

29 Sep 2010 6:30am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

That's a great angle - eye level with the wheel. Lovely rich textures on the wood and great story to go with the image.

29 Sep 2010 6:38am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Sorry, another one of my famous, dumb, unanswerable questions...The wheels look to be made of some exotic hardwood(Wallnut?) Surely the makers of these carts wouldn't have used such an expensive wood? Is this one that is in a museum because it was a ceremonial one, rather than a "Working" one-or do you have loads of hardwood trees, so it's not a real issue.

29 Sep 2010 7:16am

@CElliottUK: I am not sure if this is a ceremonial one, but it is kept very well maintained. What I am sure of is this. The wheels are usually made of sturdy stuff to withstand loads and bumpy roads...and are by no means made of exotic expensive wood. The ones used in the fields and farm are more rustic and certainly not so aesthetically pleasing. They may be well maintained from functional point of view, but not cosmetic apperance, if you see what I mean.

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Very nice enhancement of the wheels used to work ...

29 Sep 2010 7:33am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The wheel the great invention of mankind! Teach us here made of wood, bright and quiet in a museum. Sunder very good image! Best regards, Adela

29 Sep 2010 7:44am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great exhibit.. I was born in one of those :).

29 Sep 2010 8:02am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Lovely tones and light. Very nicely framed!

29 Sep 2010 8:29am

Ginnie from Netherlands

This is rich-looking wood, Sunder, like mohogany...too nice to be used on the streets anywhere!

29 Sep 2010 8:35am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Beautiful wood and details in the cart. Amazing to think it was on the streets before ^^

29 Sep 2010 8:50am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Beautiful details and nice warm colors. Have a great day Sunder :)

29 Sep 2010 9:55am

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

Image with useful explanations !

29 Sep 2010 10:06am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderful to be able to think back to riding in something like this . .

29 Sep 2010 10:49am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great details and lovely light

29 Sep 2010 11:23am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

The wheel is gorgeous and beautifully made.

29 Sep 2010 11:57am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautifully framed shot Sunder! The nice warm colours make it most appealing. Well done! ;-)

29 Sep 2010 12:04pm

Marie from Belgium

Original... Je ne connaissais pas...


29 Sep 2010 2:42pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The finish on this beautiful wheel is excellent. It's good to have one of these saved in such original shape.

29 Sep 2010 2:56pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Sunder,
It looks very classy in this representation. The warm colors bring the shine and the details excellently expressed. It is good that such things still remain in memory. Have a nice evening and all the best.
Sincerely Christel

29 Sep 2010 4:35pm

tataray from france, France

Classe !.....
superbe angle , belle texture !...))

29 Sep 2010 5:30pm

melocoton from Spain

genial el detlale, muy buena

29 Sep 2010 6:03pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very interesting image

29 Sep 2010 6:10pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

lovely mahogany :)

29 Sep 2010 6:21pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

what the cool idea

29 Sep 2010 7:10pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A wonderful shot! I love the composition and warm tones. Thanks for the info

29 Sep 2010 7:21pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice detail and framing ,beautiful warm wood tones !

29 Sep 2010 7:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, this one would never haul agricultural commodities. It is a beauty. Your image captures the elegance of this vehicle.

29 Sep 2010 7:39pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Beautiful, Bravooo. : ))))

29 Sep 2010 8:15pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Nice details! These weels sure look very big and strong! Always thought they were much smaller!

29 Sep 2010 8:52pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great point of view!

29 Sep 2010 8:53pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Nice cart wheel. Great light and shadows.

29 Sep 2010 10:25pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Nice close in shot of the detail, this one is in pristine condition by the looks of it

30 Sep 2010 12:45am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful detail captured in the wood grain of the wheel.

30 Sep 2010 2:48am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Cool shot of this detail. The reflection on the polished floor also gives the impression of an exhibit. I love learning new things from you!

30 Sep 2010 4:29am

Jyoti from Mumbai, India


30 Sep 2010 4:40pm