Saturday, October 19, 2013

Doing It The Hard Way

This is a sakia, an old fashioned metal water wheel that runs on donkey power. Usually they blindfold the donkey so that he doesn't know that he's walking in circles. Donkeys are much too smart to do THAT willingly.  This donkey, however, is sporting a nice fly mask rather than a blindfold, so the boy gets to walk in circles as well to keep the motor running. 

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

I've seen those in documentaries... didn't know about the blindfold though!