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This shot was taken at Galu Beach in Kenya, you will either love or hate the lens distortion, I love it!
In rural Kenya bicycles are an important form of transport and the Chinese built Phoenix seemed a popular choice and well suited to the rutted and often muddy dirt roads.
The bike population has exploded since the 90s becoming an integral part of village livelihood. This is due, in part, to a 2002 government ruling that eliminated the bike import duty tax enabling the cost of a bike to plummet. The action provided a boost in low cost transportation like the boda-boda (bike taxis) and a significant reduction in time spent hauling water and goods.
Prior to the ruling, most everything was hauled by women, who trudged along, doubled over against the weight of their loads. Very rarely did men haul anything. These days, men push bikes overloaded with grass, wood and anything else in between, and the women are perched on the back of a boda-boda on their way to market or work.

This photograph is copyright of Rosemary Walden - © Rosemary Walden 2012. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of the image in any form is prohibited. You may not, except with my express written permission, copy, reproduce, download, distribute or exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2806 W: 84 N: 6959] (31631)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-26
  • Categories: Transportes
  • Exposición: f/18.0, 1/60 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-11 23:17
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