Location: Gilgit, Pakistan (35� 55' 0 N 74� 17' 60 E)
Date: 27 June 2007; 1.15pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

Trucks in Pakistan are often painted with dazzling arrays of images in a kaleidoscope of colours. These images could be landscapes, mythical figures, religious verses, portraits or calligraphic poetry. Every panels of a truck- the sides, back, doors or front- could be adorned by such paintings. Some of these paintings are painted for luck, protection or to stand-out among the crowd. Truck painting is peculiar to Pakistan- one do not see such a phenomena in other South Asian countries such as India or Afghanistan. Such trucks are truly masterpieces on four wheels.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


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