The Ghats of Varanasi, India

Friday, July 3, 2009

The ghats were filled with early morning risers anxious to say their prayers and put their offerings into the great river Ganges.

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We were out there with them by about 5:15 am…and yes…we sort of saw the sunrise..through a little heat haze…but that’s the sun!

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I just love the pictures of the ghats in the daylight — they’re filled to the brim with bright and colorful people and buildings!

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It’s a little early for some…

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O.K…who else is feeling a little voyeuristic?

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Seriously…there I am…standing up in the boat with my camera trained on everyone in the water…

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These are the changing rooms for the ladies…

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I love this picture!

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Back to the cremation grounds…

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We left our boat not far from the cremation grounds and walked up through the oldest section of the city…and as with other old cities…the older the part…the more narrow the path the walkways.

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With space at a premium…it makes sense to sleep in the shop.

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She’s cooking breakfast in the white pot.

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It’s breakfast time for everyone…

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While the cows wander on their own all day…they know where their home is and make sure that they’re back there in time to be fed and milked each morning.

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