I have added several photo galleries that I recovered from my old web site. They all have special meaning to me and I love having them here to explore. I may add new galleries as time goes by. To start, the three include “Inman Heirloom Quilt”, Pecos River Learning Centers Memories”, and “Aravind Volunteer Trip”.

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Aurolab products and awards. Lab is ISO certified and manufactures world-class surgical supplies.
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Mother and boy down street from Harmony. Boy asked to have picture taken. Very nice boy.
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Typical early morning view of neighborhood street in Madurai. Photos 33 through 73 are representative of the Madurai I saw on my early morning walks.

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Close look at same view as in previous picture. Cows may roam freely during the day, but in the early morning and evening they are milked and cared
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Cows keep ecological balance by eating organic garbage all over Madurai. For goats and cows, the city is their pasture.
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A typical roadside shrine
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Wealthy neighborhood in Madurai. There are many doctors in this city of 1.2 million people. A typical neighborhood for doctors.
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Housekeeper drawing Kolam (drawing on ground) in front of the home of her employer. Kolams - Continuous line drawn around a pattern of dots. Reminder that it is all about connecting the dots
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Workers in Madurai. Typical of many of the workers in Madurai. Very friendly and proud people
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Transporting sugar cane. This is a typical site. Sugar cane going by bike to any number of the small juice presses on roadsides
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Woman carrying basket of bananas. Many products are transported by women laborers in this way.
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Boy who asked to have his picture taken. Typical of early morning product transport.
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Gas station close to Aravind. Most vehicles are motorcycles or motor scooters.
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Sunrise over the river. Note that the river is dry. Madurai is in 5th year of drought. Very bad situation.
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Communist influence is strong in South India. April was just before election and virtually every blank wall had political posters or painting.
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Typical side street in Madurai, which is known as the largest village in India. 1.2 million people in a sprawling village setting. Note beautiful bullock
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Many products are transported by bike.
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These carts with rubber tires or wooden wheels are seen all over the area.
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Sidewalk shop and meeting place. Typical of places for coffee, Chai, papers, and conversation early in morning before work.
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Water is transported by hand all over the region. Women usually transport the water.
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Water tank where water is refilled for families all over the region. Water is trucked into Madurai due to drought.
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Sugar cane. Brought into central collection areas and then picked up and transported to presses across region.
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Bike rickshaw, a common way to transport goods
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Fruit and vegetable stand. Boy asked me to take picture of his family.
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Boy on bike stopped for a picture
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Bullocks pulling a cart
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School children in bike rickshaw.
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School children in bike rickshaw side view
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Auto rickshaws are all over the area and what one would use to get to and from any location. Note the two people on the motorcycle. Families of 5 are common on a motorcycle.
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News stand, ISD booth for calls, fruit stand, and coffee and Chai station. These small stands are all over the city and rural areas.
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