lundi 4 octobre 2010

Smoke. Varanasi













In the crossing, the still smoking tree, burned for Holi.

lundi 27 septembre 2010

Orange. Varanasi













After the holy bath and after wearing the new clothes, a woman wash her sari in he Ganges.

mercredi 15 septembre 2010

mardi 14 septembre 2010

vendredi 18 juin 2010

Crossing again. Varanasi













The tree is burning since one day for Holi celebration (each area burn his tree).

mardi 1 juin 2010

The red mother. Varanasi













Shaving head and holy bath in the cold water; This boy will remember the trip...

jeudi 11 mars 2010

Steps. Varanasi














After the holy but very cold bath, the sunny steps of the ghat to get hotter the old bodies...

vendredi 5 mars 2010

Feet. Varanasi














I am not a feet fetichist, but I must say that in India feet are everywhere, much more in south than in the north.
The way women are walking barefeet give to them a posture we cannot have in our western countries because of the shoes.
And, you first hear the little bellies of the aunckles bracelets before seing the women walking by; nice .

jeudi 4 mars 2010

Safran. Varanasi

Singing. Varanasi














Looking as if they were sailing at the prow of a boat, a group of women singing for the god.

mercredi 3 mars 2010

Psssssst. Varanasi














When you hear that in India, it's usually because somebody behind you is very busy and want to go fast. You ust have to let him pass ...

Yellow. Varanasi














Puja in yellow on the ghat...

mardi 2 mars 2010

Brahmane puja. Varanasi




















Not always easy to find a place among the boats, (the boatmen are not always very kind with the pilgrims).

vendredi 12 février 2010

Morning puja. Varanasi




















Often the mother in law and the daughter in law wear the same colors...

lundi 8 février 2010

Ghat in red. Varanasi














After been washed in the Ganges, time to dry on the ghat.

vendredi 29 janvier 2010

Ghat scenery. Varanasi














A brahmane is doing his daily puja, a pilgrim with a Shiva collar is praying, while a woman is washing her sari after the holy bath.

jeudi 21 janvier 2010

Wood for cremation. Varanasi














All around Manikarnika ghat is the wood business for the cremations. Different qualities are proposed, but even with the baddest, it's really a problem for many families.

mercredi 20 janvier 2010

mardi 19 janvier 2010

Gipsy musicians. Varanasi














Playing music for a wedding on the ghat.

lundi 18 janvier 2010

Going to Ganga. Varanasi














In the crossing, the burning tree is for holy celebration.

jeudi 14 janvier 2010

mercredi 6 janvier 2010

Couple. Varanasi














It was after the holy bath, among the saris drying on the ghat; they were from Ahmedabad if I remember well and were about to move.
He insisted to offer me a cup of tea before leaving.