Northern India, 12-29 October 2007
Varanasi - morning scenes
Scenes viewed from our hotel balcony
Looking toward Assi Ghat (behind the trees)
The white building with the pyramids is a multi-confessional ashram.
Assi Road and the entrance to the yard in front of our hotel (Temple on Ganges)
The yard. I estimated the well in the lower-right-hand corner to be almost 10 meters deep and the bucket to weigh about 5 kg.
Contented cows in the morning
Ladies chatting in the morning (7:20) sun
Drawing water from the well ...
... for his morning shower
Young and old
So do we!
A lady draws water from the well ...
... and pours it into her bucket.
The ashram awakes ...
... stretches ....
... and brushes teeth
I'm not sure he agrees
A shiny new rickshaw gets polished
An assistant arrives ..
... and helps get it going.
Off for the day on motorcycles
Colorful young ladies
Two atypical Indian doggies ran up the stairs to the roof
School children in uniform and a balloon seller
More dog play
And another rickshaw arrives
Yet another type of vehicle
Off to school
A morning men's chat
Beasts of burden
Some are just arriving
Uh-oh, he's striding along like he's late.
Another rickshaw heading for work
The mystery bird
If anybody knows what this bird is, please let me know. It doesn't have the wing stripes of a hoopoe.
Mystery bird and cow
Kids taking care of each other ...
... or playing ...
... or playing with dogs
Get 'em, kid
A child gets up
Spreading out grain to dry in the sun
Flying a kite
Dancing to keep it in the air
Kite back down