Some things we got lots of opportunities to photograph (women in saris, people taking our pictures with thier cell phones, goats and sheep blocking the road, etc). However, I only got one shot off when, while we were driving from Keylong to Manali, a painted elephant (presumably ridden by someone or carrying something) lumbered past on the road. I think you can get the idea...
[Dedicated to Rebekah's mother and all who read Kipling
or H. Rider Haggard
or even Tarzan
YOU SAW AN ELEPHANT!!
Very cool. I wonder if people paint their own elephants? Or if there are elephant detailing shops? Or if it was a rental elephant that was duded up for a special occasion, like a festival or wedding? The options abound...
Can you imagine the business plan for an elephant detailing shop? ;)
It's amazing the stuff you saw.
The major concern in an elephant detailing shop is having a prompt cleanup crew.
As for that itty bitty chain round its neck, that is definitely decorative. Perhaps they would have put on a gilded chain if they could afford it.
It's awesome. My mom will love it. Thanks for the picture. I'm glad your trip was such fun.
That is so cool!!!! An elephant not in a zoo! Squeee!!!!
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