The landing stage

The best way to have a view on Benares is to take a boat trip. We haven't done so yet but will in the coming days. The main piers are a sight as boats find their way and unload passengers. Pilgrims send flowers to the Ganges next to it and kids go for a swim. More surprising, an Indian woman asked me why I did not bath in the Ganges. When I told her the water was not good for my health, she stared at me in disapproval. The Ganges is sacred in India and somehow people don't care that the pollution level is hundreds of times above the contamination limit. The divine can more than science. (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures with Leica M9 and 50mm Summicron, except #1 and #4 with 35mm Lux Asph

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