The slums of Pakistan Walk
• slums of Pakistan Walk
Sergey Anashkevich: "Yes, by the way, this country has nuclear weapons and has the sixth-largest army in the world, and the GDP grows serious pace..
And most people live in utter and hopeless ass. Without any options, and even a fraction of a percent chance to get out of this ass. Slums, in which we now walk - quite a common occurrence in Pakistan. They generally can be safely taken as a kind of analogue of our villages and satellite towns of large cities.
People here live in huts built from some boxes, branches, pieces of plywood, smelly rags and of different stuff. Living huge families and whole communities, resembling a giant anthill colorful in a landfill. If you look at any Pakistani city from above - the central areas will certainly be surrounded by the same colorful anthill-dump, where all over the country there are tens of millions of people. Moreover, they live quite happily. In fact, just do not know what the other life could exist at all.
Why I decided that happy? And you will understand, looking at the pictures below.
The slums on which we walk, are in Rawalpindi - the first capital of Pakistan, which is today the satellite town of the current capital of Islamabad. The river, that the photo separates the giant slum quarters of the "decent" neighborhoods have remained on the right bank of the river. Yes, that's what you see on the right - a "decent" neighborhoods, where people live, which we can safely say that they have a life to some extent failed or they are lucky to be born in a relatively successful families.
But on the left side of the river there are neighborhoods that from the standpoint of civilized man, dwelling called a language does not turn. And not so rotated that whether women in our company, they certainly would have refused to go along the path to the strontium shacks behind women in bright headscarves ...
Seeing foreigners meet immediately threw a pack of kids, curiously examining the strange people, surely reminding him or astronauts or aliens from another planet. Well, you know, the one with Lovygin Haeri and fingers with rings, which is worth.
The main road in the slum runs along the banks of the river and up the hill from her branch off the path along which the dotted with shacks.
"Newcomers" surprised not only children but also adults. Some of them literally ofigevayut. They are something adults appearance of foreigners perceived quite differently. For them it is an explosion of the brain.
People react very differently to us. Someone, as I have said above, with surprise, some wary, but most curiously and ... welcome!
This man, when he saw us, he immediately woke his wife, he called his son and persuaded us to photograph her son and put his picture on Facebook. What for? No one knew, because of all of his long speech, we understand only the word "Facebook".
The women bake cakes.
In contrast them from the shack looks mother with two daughters and invited to come for a visit. How are you refuse? We are already going to ask for, to see the life of people living here ...
Here is the simple home of a Pakistani, who has managed to be born "on the wrong side of the river."
was surprised, but the bed is a gaming console. However, the children call her "notebook". Whether they just want to seem a little cooler, or they just do not know how to actually look like a laptop ...
Behind the house - owner. yard. Here and in the kitchen and laundry room, and storage of building materials to repair homes. By the way, remember I said that the people here live quite happily? Look at their faces in the pictures. Have you noticed that most of the ... smile?
From every side come running to us by locals and children. After half an hour walk through the slums, the news of the strange party spread throughout the district, and around us begins to gather a crowd. Someone even offers a "treat".
right over a cliff toilets battery. Where goes the drain, I think, do not need to talk. In the river, as you know, all dissolved. It is surprising that not all toilets are "closed".
Those who are lucky enough to live a little away from the river, it is necessary to solve the problem of diversion drains radical way - they just dug trenches that lead from their toilets around the other huts to the river.
However, even it is not clear who are not lucky more - those who are forced to dig drains or those whose homes proceed past the fragrant outfalls.
But these people in the slums has a pool table !!!! This is where the brain explosion. And note, he carefully covered with a cover, so as not to sit on the dust cloth ...
And this is ... a mosque. Usual slum mosque.
had come with me crowd of children, who are always asked to take pictures of them. As a result, part of the walk was held in the mode of Leo Boniface - with an honorary escort of dozens of children.
A boy flying a kite on the banks of the scenic river.
Father raises children who do not want to help him wash the dishes.
For children also prefer to just play ...
Shower ... Here without any comments. I do not even want to think where this colored water flows.
On the outskirts of the slum. In the distance one can see already a decent home.
Granny something trying to tell us, but we did not understand a word ...
There, behind the bridge, across the river is already civilization. Well, as a civilization ... In comparison with the slums, of course. And so, to be honest, there is also an ass. Just not as hopeless and full, like this. "