Photographer's Note

The ghats at benares (Varanasi). One of the iconic scenes of India.

Every morning people come down to purify themselves in the waters of the Ganges, a river considered holy (and I invite anyone from India to provide a fuller and probably more accurate account of this aspect of Indian life). The immense buildings house, I believe, pilgrims, and this has been going on for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years.

Even though this picture was taken 30 years ago (and is part of my efforts to digitize my slides to make them more accessible to me and my family), I imagine that the scene is largely unchanged today, and will be for hundreds of years to come.

Scanned from a Kodachrome II slide using a Minolta Dimage III scanner.

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