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Haystacks are often constructed around a central pole, or a tree. Bales of hay are loosely arranged around the central structure to prevent accumulation of moisture and promote drying. The pole or the tree provides stability.

In the holy town of Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, villagers build haystacks not around trees but on top of them. Rishikesh is one of the wettest places in northern India with a mean annual rainfall of over 2,100 mm. This means that the ground always remains soggy during the monsoon months. Building haystacks atop trees allows the hay to stay dry.

These pictures were captured by Cape Town-based photographer Dillon Marsh.

Haystacks of Rishikesh


© Amusing Planet, 2019.



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