Sunday 28 October 2012

The Ganges

Sunday Feature - Another Place, Another Time

This is a so-so shot of early morning routine at one of the bathing ghats.
I was in a rowboat, an old, somewhat seaworthy boat, in the river.
These folks can, apparently, cope with the unhealthy state of the river. 
If I'd fallen in I doubt I'd have survived.

Varanasi, India, 1986


s.c said...

Great holiday memories Wayne. ( I don't know if it was a holiday of course) but i like to see more of it.

Kate said...

I recall seeing this many years ago...very fascinating. Also saw some cremations taking place, also very fascinatingj.

Birdman said...

I'd second your comment. I'm sure it's still a ritual in '12.

Stephanie said...

Dittot the comments said so far.

Taken For Granted said...

The people bathing along the Ganges River believe more in religion than microbiology. Or perhaps being Westerners, their Gods don't protect us?