Feb 042011
 

Production, Destruction, and a Quick Bath

The Ganges Wizard about to have a morning bath in Varanasi. Leica M9 and 75mm Summicron f 2.0.

These two were playing at the waters edge, tip toeing between the burnt wood and floating garbage. Leica M9 and 75mm Summicron f 2.0.

They were burning five bodies the evening we went to the Ganges. Everything eventually returns to the river. Leica M9 and 75mm Summicron f 2.0.

It may sound crazy, but the dogs seem to be re-incarnated humans. Leica M9 and 75mm Summicron f 2.0.

This is the site where Buddha gave his first teachings. Leica M9 and 75mm Summicron f 2.0.

Open front stores are more like stalls. They line almost every street. It feels like looking into a human fish tank. Leica M9 and 75mm Summicron f 2.0.

Weaving silk the old school way, by memory. Leica M9 and 75mm Summicron f 2.0.

Detail of the silk being prepared on a loom. Leica M9 and 75mm Summicron f 2.0.

A quiet moment in the sun. Leica M9 and 75mm Summicron f 2.0.

Gaylord Ice Cream Vendor in Varanasi. No one eats ice cream, which explains his expression. Leica M9 and 75mm Summicron f 2.0.

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