Posting his Sentinels

Posting his Sentinels

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“The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels.
He can sleep.”
(Charles Baudelaire – French poet, 1821–1867)

Was this man posting his sentinels while I was taking a few pictures of this intimate moment where he was praying in front of the holy waters of the Ganges…?
It was at dusk before sunset at a ghat where few people come, not far from Assi.
It seemed that Varanasi (Benaras) was already sleeping, I could only listen to the mantras he was whispering, everything was still, a rare and precious moment in the oldest living city in the world…

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