Just a few images from the Chilean
It's becoming ever harder to see these
traditional vehicles with massive wooden wheels cut from a tree trunk.
Even more so finding several of them together! Some Mapuche people are
often not pleased when one points at them with a camera. I prefer not to
stress such situations and just stay with a distant, non-detailed photo.
The old transportable steam engines
of English, German and American manufacture were once the main source of
power in agriculture, challenged only by oxen. Today most of these machines
have been scrapped, with many ending up on display in museums. But a considerable
number is still in use and well-maintained! This photo was made in 2000.
Gone with the wind
The threshing machine is not so much
newer than the steam engine, but proper care aided by lots of improvisation
keep it going like new!
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