At the end of our 24-hour stopover in Agra, Rick and I had an hour to kill at a bus stand that was located on the same street as an outdoor shoe/shoe material market. While Rick charged his laptop and worked on his first story for the Tahoe Mountain News on India, I explored a bit.
Behind the shoe market was a cluster of ramshackle homes. Fascinatingly, much of the homes were constructed of scrap shoe fabric. In one photo you can see a couple of boys warming themselves in front of fire fueled by some scrap fabric.
As usual I was mobbed by the young boys, but some of the women were bold enough to allow themselves to be photographed as well.
The location of the bus stand was a bit of a mystery. While it made some since to have it in a populous area, it took us 20+ minutes just to get off of this crazy, hectic street and out to the main boulevard.