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
Allahabad…clinging to the past
Hong Kong….
Beijing…..power variants

9 responses to “Wheel Power……Transportation”

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

  2. 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. 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. 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. Thanks for information

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