16-21 january 2011

from sunday to friday i was in varanasi, the holy hindu city on the ganges. i went up there to take photos of the ghats (palaces overlooking the river that various kings and princes built over the centuries) for five days.  i will write more about the experience later, but as i took nearly 2,000 photographs – many of them destined for the trash bin – it will take me a while to sort through my thoughts. a sadhu, or hindu holy man varanasi is an ancient city with narrow winding alleys and busy markets, but most of the activity centers on…