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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India: Part II – Faces

Welcome back to Big Mountain Photography where my photographic journey continues with Part II of IV from a visit to Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Link to Part I – Intro.

Note: Red-colored, underlined text is a link for more information, i.e. Wikipedia, YouTube, Map…

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By far this is the most photogenic experience I’ve ever witnessed with the character of an ancient city still alive with the smell, noise, visual tension, … from years past.

The City of Varanasi is rich in Hindu history as the birthplace of Lord Shiva and his reincarnation the Lord Hanuman – (Monkey King)… the list goes on.

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Lord Shiva
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Lord Hanuman

I hope you’ll walk away visualizing the strong and appealing character of Varanasi in this IV Part Series.  As always your comments, likes, shares… are most welcome.

再见

Image Gallery: Faces of Varanasi

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1) This elderly lady just finished her early morning dip in the River Ganga which I assume is a daily event.
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2) This gentleman his proud and his confident stare tells the story.
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3) On the steps of the Ghat, this gentleman gives me the look, i.e. semi-stare.
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4) Although he most likely is some level of a holy man, it appears to be more of a tourist photo-op.
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5) Same here.  They both do make a great photo-op, i.e. couldn’t walk on by without giving the headshake and the camera held up.
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6) Fresh out of his morning dip in the River Ganga, this elder gentleman posed with water droplets falling from his face.
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7) This is daughter and grandson of the gentleman in #6.  A lovely image of motherhood.
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8) This rubbery-faced elder woman reminds me of Walter Matthau

who’s facial expressions were vast.

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9) What lovely colors.
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10) The twist of a stache means what?
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11) School children’s smiles.
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12) Temple bouncer hanging out at the front entrance.
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13) Lovely pose.
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14) I helped this gentleman as he appeared down and out.

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