Φωτογραφίες

Photographer's Note

As we were returning from a visit to the commune head of Ambohimasina in Betafo district we stopped to pick-up the readings from a pluviometer. The fokontany head had this well being dug in his yard. It was maybe already 7 or 8 m deep, and the diggers said that the furthest they had dug in this manner was 25 m. One arches oneself accross the diameter of the hole to go down and one digs with an "angady" - a tool usualy used to work rice fields...

The earth is hauled up in a bucket, and the work goes on.

Obviously there is no protection equipment of any kind, and obviously once a water layer is reached digging stops - so the wells are not always much use, drying up easily in case of drought.

Well-digging is a dangerous line of work...

PS: sorry for the shadow of the camera, I found it difficult to take this shot without it - it was close to midday...

ChrysK, liviu, sayat έχουν(ει) επιλέξει αυτή τη σημείωση ως χρήσιμη

Photo Information
Viewed: 3650
Points: 10
Discussions
Additional Photos by Mathieu Le Corre (Mazeo) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 50] (211)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH