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Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

 

 

It has been too long since I updated my blog, but now I have a reason to forge ahead and get something up here.  The motivation today is another international trip.  Back in April I spent a little time in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Tomorrow I am flying back to Dhaka, and I wanted to post a set of photos from my last trip before I go again.  My travels to Bangladesh are not all fun and games.  I am going in an official capacity as the head of engineering for LIMBS International.  We manufacture low cost prosthetic knees at United Surgical and I have to keep up with the progress they are making at the factory.  Here are a few images from that last trip and hopefully I will come back with my memory cards full of new images to share.

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Dhaka is full of rickshaws, and this is just the first of several photos of this staple of the city

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

The fruit stands in Dhaka are quite something. Unfortunately, during my visit very little exotic fruit was in season

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Shopping in the flower market

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Carpenters at work

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Old and new modes of transportation

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

 

A beggar in the marketplace

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Selling birds on the street

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Rush hour traffic

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Clothing in Bangladesh is very bright and colorful

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Need a new lungi?

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Clean blue on a dirty street

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

This boy is making omelettes in a roadside stand

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Rickshaw driver taking a break

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

More snacks for sale on the street

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Morning commute

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

And the view of one riding a rickshaw

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Curiosity about the strange white guy walking around with a big camera

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Need some cookware, anyone?

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Chai

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Selling snacks to commuters

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Washing the breakfast dishes

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Dhaka has tons of these brick factories. The river beds are full of clay that is made into bricks and the air is full of smoke on account of all the brick baking.

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

Apparently there is little rock available for construction, so bricks are crushed to make the aggregate used in making concrete structures

Street scene from Dhaka Bangladesh

At the end of my visit I was invited to attend a dinner that was part of a circumcision ceremony for this boy

 

In all it was a great trip and I am looking forward to going back again!

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