From the Solemn Gloom


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“From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest”.
(Rabindranath Tagore – Indian Poet, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861-1941)

As I was walking in a little street leading to the Ganges in Kashi, the oldest part of Varanasi (Benaras), I came along a temple where many teenagers and elders were standing.
It was very hot in this narrow street and I believe that most of the people left in order to find some freshness.
Those two young men stayed and started folding fabrics with traditional patterns.
There was a partial darkness at the door of the temple which didn’t provide the best lighting, I knew that the pictures would come with some noise.
Nevertheless I kept on taking a few shots until I felt that my camera was soaked with sweat, it was time to step down to the river…


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