Crazy India (Varanasi with the phone)

The last few weeks couldn’t have been more intense. Coming from the relaxed Nepal to India it feels like catapulted into another universe again. The first stop in India was Varanasi, also known as the “Athens of India”. It is not only the holiest city in Hinduism, people say it is also one of the most dirtiest, hottest and most exhausting places in India. Pretty happy to be in Rishikesh now, where everything is a little more relaxed, I am sorting out the first pictures from India and I am trying to understand what has happened in the last two weeks. I am to lazy to write anything now, so lets start with a collection of snaps from Varanasi, which are all shoot with a mobile phone. “Real” pictures will follow in the next days. Enjoy!

At the holy ganga
At the holy ganga

Cows, babas, temples... Everything here is "holy"
Cows, babas, temples, the ganges… Everything here is “holy”

People in India love to chew tobacco
People in India love to chew tobacco

The first sunset in India
The first sunset in India

Those guys work almost to fast to capture them on a photo
Those guys work almost to fast to capture them on a photo

The Baba is watching the milk pots (or whatever)
The Baba is watching the milk pots (or whatever)

A girl is watching a butcher cutting meet
A girl is watching a butcher cutting meet

This shop sells candy and exactly two different dresses :-)
This shop sells candy – and exactly two different dresses.

Typical street in Varanasi
Street in Varanasi

Usually people cook with wood, only in good restaurants they use gas
Most people cook with wood and cow shit, only in some restaurants they use gas

Newspaper & Chai
Newspaper & Chai

All the kids at school wear uniforms
All the kids at school wear uniforms

Varanasi is full of street art - and poor kids who don't care
Varanasi streets are full of street art – and full of poor kids

And old women looking outside her house in the morning
A old women is looking outside her house in the morning

Mobile market
Mobile market

A barber shop
A barber shop

Rooftop with view to the ganges
Rooftop with view to the ganges

Monkeys in the sunset
Monkeys in the sunset

The street food is pretty good most of the time
The street food is pretty good most of the time

A bunch of kids preparing street food
A bunch of kids preparing street food

Oldschool ironing
Oldschool ironing

The wood for the cremations is getting sold here
The wood for the cremations is getting sold here

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5 Comments

  1. mam
    April 18, 2015
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    ” EIn Bild sagt mehr als tausend Worte….” sehr alte Erkenntnis.
    Von wann? Wo? Von Wem?? Immer noch stimmig und im Grunde wertfrei zu sehen.
    Tief eindrucksvoll, Also :…… the princess. Danke für die Möglichkeit , ein wenig mitzureisen.
    Herzlich Mam

  2. Jupiter
    May 10, 2015
    Reply

    You are a beautiful soul brother

  3. Eileen Schmiechen
    November 11, 2015
    Reply

    India ~ You have stolen my heart ~ Again! Returning from India to India.

  4. Vinay
    May 4, 2016
    Reply

    I liked your site…I run a page ‘banaras ki galiyan’ which means street of Varanasi…Liked your pics…can I use them on my page with credit of yours?

    • December 8, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Vinay, sorry for replying so late… If this is a noncommercial project you can use the pictures with credits. If you have further questions please contact me via the contact form. Greetings from Portugal, Daniel

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