Thursday, September 10, 2009
building Bangla style
I've been taking pictures of the apartment building across the street as the next floor has been built. Not sure if the pictures will load in order, or how many I'll get into a single entry, but I'm sure you'll figure out the progression. It's all done by hand, from building the scaffolding out of bamboo, to laying down a wooden plank floor, to bringing up the iron rods for reinforcement that are criss-crossed and tied, to lugging the buckets of cement up to the third floor.
(OK, the pictures are in backwards timewise. so read from the bottom up. they took forever to load, not going to try it again!)
You can click on the pictures to see greater detail.