Day 212

MAN WAITING ON RICKSHAW in front of Randy’s apartment for someone to open gate so they can enter.  I’m standing in knee-deep water in the middle of the street taking this photo.  Hindsight tells me I should have had someone somewhere take a photo of me in the water.  So it goes.

Let us in!!

210

TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR causes flooding in Dhaka on Tuesday as 11.4 inches of rain fell in six hours breaking a sixty-year-old record.

Here is my friend, Halim in front of his small room which had water in it at least a foot above the entrance.  The next photo is of a cycle trying to decide whether to go through a water-logged intersection.  I saw later that he backed up and due to the traffic-jam returned via the sidewalk.  He did use his horn so I could get out of his way.  Many rickshaws and cycles took to the sidewalks to bypass the jams.  The “Daily Star” blames clogged drains and filled up canals for the waterlogging (flooding).  Oh by the way, I didn’t crop the heads off of the cycle photo, they were never on the photo.

HalimInFrontOfHisRoom

Shall We Chance it

Day 209

MONSOON RAINS bring flooding to Dhaka’s city streets.  I was in waist deep water getting some of my photos today.  Rains from 1-7 AM dropped 11.4 inches (290 mm) of rain for a 60 year record for a six hour period.Bijoy Sarani near Old Mirpur Rd

Trying to get this lady to the sidewalk, so it's only knee-deep instead of waist-deep.

Day 208

CLOWN BETEL NUT HAWKER chuga-lugging what was left of Matthias’ Diet Pepsi.  He saw it in Matthias’ hand and thought he had to have it.  In the second photo you see the fizz escaping.  He was a clown and sure distracted people from the game.  Our team lost 3-2 in this semi-final game of the tournament!  :-(

Bengalis sure know how to drink from a bottle without touching it to their lips!

Foaming at the mouth? Too much Diet Pepsi!

Day 207

MONSOON RAINS are here.  Here are two fellows who used to play with the Remian Raiders waiting between games, oblivious to the rain.  It is refreshing after the heat.

Enjoying the rain!

Day 206

SOLAR ECLIPSE?  I decided to use what limited Photoshop skills I have and see what I get by combining two shots from a Bengal Bay beach sunset and the full moon over Joypara.  Enjoy!

James, Sara and Hannah