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Weekly Theme "Automobiles": Kaleidos made from ...... Tuk Tuks!! ~ Small

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This week's Jigidi theme is "Automobiles", so I made these kaleidoscopes from images of Thailand's ubiquitous Tuk Tuks!! Pronounced as "took took" because of the sound of their motorcycle two-stroke engines, they are described as "auto rickshaws", and are found in many countries, not just Thailand. But that is where I've had personal experience of them. In Thailand, they are EVERYWHERE, and the drivers tout for business by saying "transport?" to you, and making wildly exaggerated gestures of steering a car. Much to their amusement, I usually answer them with "I already have transport", and point to my legs! LOL For those of you who have never heard of Tuk Tuks, here's a link to the Wikipedia entry for them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_rickshaw#Thailand

The images I use are freely available on the internet. And I use a variety of programs to make my kaleidoscopes, colour the backgrounds and assemble them into a collage. All of which takes around 2 hours.

It gives me immense pleasure making them, and I hope it gives you pleasure solving them. :-)

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RandomWorship

Thanks Magda. I don't know if that's entirely true. But I'm glad you think so!! :)))

oldiepumpkin

You manage to make something beautiful out of everything, Kirsten. Thank you for the fun.

RandomWorship

You CAN see the headlights, Shirley! They were those wonderful encased in chrome ones - like early cars had. I LOVE how they came through too. And am so glad to hear that you enjoyed it. :)))

shirley68

I would never guessed, now I know, I can see head lights, I think, well done Kirsten, Thanks.

RandomWorship

Oh, you're so funny Gail! Lemon chicken? Snicker.

RandomWorship

WOW Rob! That's an amazing story! I knew there had to be an advantage to not being tall and gorgeous! LOL Now I know. :-DDD

octomom

I see a steering wheel! And a bumper sticker! And maybe some lemon chicken!!!!

robryan

What a great set Kirsten!! I love the colours!!
We had an 'experience' on Tuk-Tuk's when we were there too - we visited the country with another couple and their two very attractive teenage girls - one blonde the other brunette - and both very tall!! Well - one night we were coming back to the hotel in 2 Tuk-Tuk's and the drivers decided to have a race, just showing off for the two girls!! It was sooo obvious - and we ended up taking the corners on two wheels, much screaming from the girls - which didn't help matters - we were all white-knuckled and really and genuinely pleased to get back in one piece!! It was fun to laugh about - after the event!!! I tell you what - you see the country in a different light when that happens :))) We had Thai guys tailing us and making all sorts of comments!!

RandomWorship

LOL Deborah! I'm starting to think you have a thing for aliens. You see them EVERYWHERE!!!!

RandomWorship

That's what it's all about Katie! I'm happy to be of service. :)))

Jawz

I think I'll drive away in the top left...love the little aliens facing the center of the puzzle! Thanks Kirsten! :)))

buckeye425

Great colors and designs! And I've learned something new today too! Thanks Kirsten! :>)

RandomWorship

You could tuk tuk, to the chook chooks Edie!! Groan. LOL Have a fun day! :)))

2dogs7cats

Saw the same thing that Ardy did as soon as it was solved. Thought of a bunch of women looking out their windows below which they hung they're husbands out to dry. Probably after a night of drinking and carousing. Will check out link later right now I need 'transport' myself outside. Thanks Kirsten.

RandomWorship

Thanks Gogie! I'm happy that this one "tempted you in". :)))

Enjoyed! Thanks! Gogie

RandomWorship

I'm so happy that you enjoyed it, Sandi! And I LOVE the sounds of your tomato sauce!! Careful. The next knock on the door could be me - for a bottle! LOL :)))

RandomWorship

It's a pleasure, John!! I'm very happy that you enjoyed it. :)))

SandiT

Thanks for the lovely puzzle and the education. I like the bottom left best. I had never heard of tuk tuks before. I'm off to make tomato sauce (from my garden tomatoes). Late summer and autumn are busy times around here.

feederjohn

Hello Kirsten thank you for the colourful Kaleidoscopes and the information :~))

RandomWorship

Ha! I see your funny people, Ardy! Maybe they're holding their heads in their hands, because of the lack of business I give them! LOL And see you on the next size up. :)))

ringleader

Good evening, Kirsten. I did laugh out loud with what I "saw" in the top left. There is a circular counter near the middle with white torso's and heads leaning with had in hands, elbows on counter. The orange and yellow lower body is seen below the counter in between the supports. For some reason I found that very funny.

I never heard of Tuk Tuks either but did take a couple of minutes to check out the link. Something like that would do for most of my running around and gets two times better mileage than my Prius.
See you on a larger size.

RandomWorship

Thanks Barb! I kind of thought that people may not have heard of them. Which is part of the reason that I decided to kaleido them! I like bringing something different to Jigidi. Glad you enjoyed them. :)))

tigress

Pretty set of kaleidos, Kirsten, though I would never have guessed what they were (lol) without your title. Thanks for the link. Had not heard of 'tuk tuks' before. No particular fave today, like them all. :-))