Day 271

LAUNDRY GETS WET AGAIN!  RAIN, RAIN, AND MORE RAIN

We have had some rain almost every day for ten days!  This lady was on the rooftop and caught me taking a photo, so he went into the “posed” mode!  Street photography is challenging in this country.  I love the vivid colors the women wear!

Rescuing the Laundry! Too late!

Day 270

LADY WALKING on Asad Avenue

The streets are not as crowded during this time from the Ramadan Eid through Durgha Puja, the main Hindu holiday.

Going somewhere!

Day 269

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my 10-yr old grandson, Jensen.  Until he was nine months old, I knew I was a grandpa, but never got to hold him, since he was born in Bangladesh.  In 2000 we met Austin’s and Dustin in Bangkok, spent a week in Chiang and then made our first visit to Bangladesh where Austin’s and Dustin were living.

Jensen, with cake he decorated.

Day 268

FOOTBALL PLAYING resumes with the end of Ramadan and the Ramadan Eid. Here I am guarding the goal which is typically my position on Friday and Saturday mornings.  It was nice to see the guys again after a five week break.

I thank either Dan or Frieda Mast for this photo taken last Winter.

Marland the Goal Keeper

Day 267

DHAKA DELUGED BY DOWNPOUR is the headlines in the Daily Star today!

Dhaka city dwellers had to endure ankle to knee-deep water in many areas yesterday as torrential downpour flooded many streets since Monday.

On Monday: 1 3/4 inches (44 mm) in 5 hours

On Tuesday: 1.8 inches (30 mm)

On Wednesday: 2.28 inches (58 mm) in 6 hours

Of course rain brings out the umbrellas. This lad is still smiling.

Happy Bengali

Day 266

ZIA PARK is the place to see friends on holidays.  Halim, I and some of his friends spent an hour here before I went to his room to celebrate Eid.  Eid is the Muslim’s biggest holiday, like Christmas is for us.

Happy Crowd!