Wheel Power……Transportation

Slow and steady, the Rickshaw continues on its journey through lanes and streets. ‘Pulled rickshaws created a popular form of transportation, and a source of employment for male laborers, within Asian cities in the 19th century. Their popularity declined as cars, trains and other forms of transportation became widely available’…..en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickshaw
The word rickshaw originates from the Japanese word jinrikisha (人力車, 人 jin = human, 力 riki = power or force, 車 sha = vehicle), which literally means “human-powered vehicle.
Macao… colorful and trendy
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Allahabad…clinging to the past
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Hong Kong….
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Beijing…..power variants
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9 Comments

  1. Amy says:

    I like the selections for this theme, TT! The last one is cool!

  2. viveka says:

    Great photos and thanks for the facts. We have them now in Sweden in the summer … and Central Park in NYC has them, all in the name of tourism.

  3. travtrails says:

    They are increasing in numbers in India….livelihood for the unemployed

  4. Great pics for the challenge, Trav. I love the different kinds of rickshaw, and the bicycle made for three is fun. 🙂

  5. Michael Lai says:

    Hi, the three words of rickshaw mean exactly the same thing in Chinese; mind you, the Japanes have adopted a lot of Chinese characters and only simplify some (for the sound).

  6. travtrails says:

    Thanks for information

  7. restlessjo says:

    I’d love a rickshaw ride, but I’d feel sorry for the driver! 🙂

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