Traditional Mortar Mixing with Oxes - Mandu (India)
The lime and mortar will be used to rebuild parts of the ruined palaces.
Photos of cows, and related bovine animals (e.g. calves, oxes, bulls, water buffaloes, yacks).
I have not included photos of butchered cows (body-parts and meat, i.e. beef). Those can be seen in my Meat Markets series.
The ruined city of Mandu used to be one of the largest and richest cities in India between the 11th and the 15th century.
A number of ruined palaces, mosques and muslim tombs are still standing or are being restored (unfortunately, some are being rebuilt, in a misguided effort by the Indian Ministry of Culture to preserve them).
For more information about Mandu, read this Wikipedia Article.
Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.