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Cow shed
* 2006-02-08 oochappan

Cow shed

India - Tamil Nadu - Madurai

Maybe I put you on the wrong foot by showing this scene as it is not on the country side, but it shows how close the city is related to country life in Madurai.

His business runs indeed in the center of the city in a narrow street like he would be on the country side, milking cows and after they are free to go to the playground of the city to find the bits of food that people throw on the street. In the evening the cows return back to their shed to get hay, they know their way.
The calf can drink first a bit and the coconut oil from that small bue bottle serves to make the udder smoother to avoid to hurt by milking.

The farmer's daughter has her little corner to sell the milk.
Political AMDK left their mark on the wall, so nice of them to put the year too, elections were still coming.

Really funny, you do two steps from your hotel and you're standing in a cow shed in the middle of town, can you imagine that in your town to get some fresh milk around the corner ?

.... damn, need some milk for my coffee, taking my car, up to the sunday supermarket, then get back .... coffee will get cold, will have to make some new one .... good sunday morning to you !

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raymond ker17-Jun-2006 12:33
Superb environmental portrait. Wonderful slice of life.
Great technical mastery.
Hodero27-Mar-2006 13:54
Lovely shot,and indeed a fantastic story.Love the colors . V