on the Karakoram highway, the
return of color was almost a shock to the senses. This kind of large
truck is the mainstay of the Pakistani trucking industry.
Called a lorry, they are used to haul everything from lumber to vegetables
to people. Loads are often piled to incredible heights. Each truck is
an individual work of art with amazingly
intricate designs and decorations. The driver and his family
take great pride in their vehicle, which may be the sole source of income
for several generations of people.
Note the fringe of chimes and bells hanging from the front (and back)
bumper. The lorrys tinkle in a most pleasing
manner as they move along the road.