The Matriarchs

The Matriarchs

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“Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth.
The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years.”
(Lillian Smith – American Writer, 1897-1966)

Those ladies reminded me the four Matriarchs of the Bible as they were reaching the platform at Nepali ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).
Each wrapped her saree towards the upper part of the body in order to keep it dry from the holy waters of the Ganges.
It allowed to see those petticoats with bright colours like flamenco dresses giving a Seville fairground’s touch to the riverbank for a few minutes.
Suddenly rose petals fell from the sky.
This is the kind of magic that often comes in front of my camera in the eternal city…

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2 Responses to “The Matriarchs”

  1. i love youR pic´S !!!
    even so they sHow a editted veRSion ( youR´S )
    of wHaT tRuly iS.
    tHe ” oTHeR side of midnigHT ” never appeaRS heRe,
    even so iT iS…
    beST wiSHeS foR 2011

  2. Ah! You caught their feet before they touched the step! What an incredible sky–it is like another person in your photograph.
    Nothing like that here…..

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