Thought for the day…” Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity”
” If you want to shine like the sun, then you have to burn like it”.
Off to Pakistan for today’s photo, and to Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber area of the North West Province. This area is a centre for tribal groups, and because it is not far from the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, then traders from Afghanistan are often seen on the streets there. Once part of the British colony, it became part of the newly created Pakistan in 1947, although due to its position on the routes into Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, then it has seen conflicts for centuries. Hot and dusty, with temperatures reaching into the 40 degrees during the summer. Despite a population of around 2.5 million people, it is mostly men that are seen on the streets of Peshawar (as in much of Pakistan). Pakistan is still very much a male orientated country, except in the Hunza province in the far north, where things are much more equal. Seen here in the photo are Afghani street traders, a common sight on the pavements in Peshawar.
and a photo out of the archives….a Ground Eagle seen in Zambia……..
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Thought for the day….” When dreaming of the future, don’t let the present slip by.”
Pakistan again for the photo today, and to a typical Pakistani scene, the colourful local buses. Pakistan has a population of about 177 million, and more than 60 different languages are spoken (Urdu being the main language). Many of the buses have separate enclosed areas only for women, and often separate entrances for men and women. The local bus stations are great for getting colourful and unusual photos, as each bus is decorated differently. The drivers are prowd to show off their buses too.
Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell.