Varanasi,India - October 25th
Images from October 25th
India continues to amaze. I have had the good fortune to travel and shoot quite a bit in incredible places. Vietnam, Africa, Israel, Cuba, Haiti, Morroco and others, but have never experienced anything quite like this. Spirituality is everywhere. It covers this city like a heavy blanket. The large majority of people, most, are gentle, kind, and welcoming. I have felt very comfortable here and safe at all times. I have walked the streets alone and have never felt endangered, even with a large camera in my hand. I sort of stand out. Their good nature, I believe, is based in their religious beliefs. I have been to many temples here (ok maybe a few too many, yesterday had to ask my guide to stop) and the beauty of the people is like nothing in any place I've been to.