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Miracle at work

Few months back I was privileged to visit India again. It's such a different world compared to what I am used to in Europe. The country is developing at an extremely fast pace, the people are very kind and the food is just amazing. From my company's office there was a clear view on a neighboring construction site. I went to the rooftop of the building to snap this one. Click on the image to view it larger, there is so much stuff to discover.

Construction site in Hyderabad (India) - Pentax SMC DA 20-40mm F2.8-4
Even though the majority of the photo shows sand ... the colors are somehow very vivid. I am no expert on construction sites, but I guess on the top right they use the grind stone to create concrete on the location itself. On the bottom right you can see all the metal that will go into the reinforced concrete and top left construction has already started. From such a top-down view it really felt like looking at a bunch of ants at work.

What you can't see in this picture is that workers usually also live on the sites themselves. They create temporary camp sites where they live full-time. Some of these camps remain for years after the construction is completed. Most guys get paid by the day and projects can be on hold for months or years in between. Everything is just so dynamic and ad-hoc.