Thursday, July 30, 2009

Evening Skies: Benares in shades of pink



9 comments:

??! said...

Oh, these.are.wonderful.

elizabeth said...

oh, that wonderful colors. west coast sunset colors, to my eyes.

km said...

Day-umm - these are *just* beautiful.

I so *love* this city. (Esp. because I don't live there - or near it - anymore :))

//Did you shoot any pics in Godolia, Vishwanath Gali etc? Please post, if you have any!

Szerelem said...

thank you all.

??!: you are here after ages! And I should tell you that many, many green doors were shot.

km: oh god, I utterly loved it too. Of course, I won't even fool myself into thinking that it is a liveable city - it rained one day while I was there and the roads, which where there i.e., disappeared into a large slush pit. The first day I visited BHU there was a huge group of BSP people roaming around all of them carrying these enormous rifles, looking completely scary and a couple of hours after I spoke to the ADM he was beaten up by a Samata Party MLA who barged into his office and then went absconding. And it was sravan, so the whole town was held hostage by the kavariyas, who are really hooligans.

But all that said, I still loved it and I really don't think I had enough time in the city and I really, really would love to go back - I did explore the city a fair bit and we walked a lot but a lot of my time was also spent with people, old friends of my grandmother's, who I don't get to meet very often but who are really wonderful and knowledgeable and that was also part of the charm of being there.

Though to take more pictures is reason enough to go back - my photos, I realised, are very ghat centred. Though there are some cliched ones of the galis - I'll be putting them up. Benares has totally sidelined my South India photos, but I think those can wait anyway.

??! said...

Szer:
Day-umm (heh, KM)...your comment was the longest you've written on this blog in ages.

And yes, my commenting's gone just as to hell as my blogging has.

Szerelem said...

Yes, I realized. All my writing has gone to hell and am also too lazy and posting pictures is just easier! Shameful, I know.

Roxana said...

lovely lovely lovely!!!!!!!!

Which Main? What Cross? said...

Love the Benares series. One is better than the other

Szerelem said...

thank you dears!