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Varanasi Ganga Aarti 2024

Welcome back to Varanasi. This time we are taking a walk after lunch (well late lunch) towards the ghat to meet up with some friends and wait for the Ganga Aarti to begin.
The video will be all about the ceremony that takes place every day at sunset by the river. I filmed it from the main Ghat on my first night.

So I hope you enjoy these clips of Ganga Aart and the peoples devotion to the holy Mother Ganga (the river Ganges).


Bandhavgarh National Park in 2007

Yes, another video… Not so good maybe, but a lot of memories come to life.
In 2022 “the Archaeological Survey of India, discovered 46 new sculptures
in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. The list includes several Buddhist caves, stupas
and Brahmi inscriptions, which are dated back to the 2nd century.
They also found some Hindu Temples, dated back to the 9th to 11th centuries
and a Varaha sculpture, which is probably the world’s largest one of such,
which is also dated back to the same period.”
I was always wondering about the age of the caves and why most of the temples and
sculptures where not looked after better.
Now I know, they didn’t know they even existed. 🙂

Chennai Part 2


A new video is out. This time I’m in Chennai, Tamil Nadu  India.
Take a look. 🙂

Mumbai Dhobi Ghat – Laundry outdoors


Mumbai Dhobi Ghat has been called, and is still in some places, the world’s largest outdoor laundry.
I don’t know if it still is, but it is a large area.

I got there, to the laundry place, rather late mostly due to my fondness of a good hotel breakfast. 😉

So I arrived around 9:30 am and they had just finished the daily laundry and everybody was washing themselves instead. Much to my dismay, since I really don’t want to bother people in their “bathroom”. Once the surprised settled and I started talking to people they invited me in and some actually wanted pictures as they were bathing/washing themselves.
I spent about an hour at the laundry before I headed towards Mumbai again.
I decided to walk back “blind”, that’s to say I didn’t want to look at the map… just walk and experience the streets/neighborhoods and try to find some photos. Those photos are on my Street Photography site framingthestreet HERE

Here’s a couple of photos from Dhobi Ghat Laundry in Mumba during this short visit. Take my advice, and go early.

Mumbai Dhobi Ghat View
Mumbai Dhobi Ghat


Mumbai Dhobi Ghat Washing…
Mumbai Dhobi Ghat – Still finishing up the last pieces of laundry
Mumbai Dhobi Ghat – Your whites are here
Mumbai Dhobi Ghat – rinsing himself…
Mumbai Dhobi Ghat – he was busy…
Mumbai Dhobi Ghat
Mumbai Dhobi Ghat
Mumbai Dhobi Ghat – A small room/house
Mumbai Dhobi Ghat – Once they are all dry…

And finally the cute kittens…

Mumbai Dhobi Ghat – The Kittens…

Mysore Walk POV 2024

Come with me for a walk thru Mysore/Mysuru and the fruit market


Hanging out in Varanasi for the day.

I met these guys on the train to Varanasi and they were recording a video on the train, they included me in that as well. A couple of days later I met up with them in Varanasi as they were filming.

Here we are.. 😉

Meetings in Varanasi

Hampi in 2024 – Thoughts and reflections

Welcome to Hampi, Karnataka.  A short video from my visit… it has been 17 years since the last time…so many changes to Hampi

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