The Winter of Our Discontent

The Winter of Our Discontent

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“Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that low’r’d upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.”
(From “Richard The Third” – Act I, scene I by William Shakespeare)

This man was resting, turning his back to the Ganges under a winter sun.
It was shot at Panchganga ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).
“Now is the winter of our discontent” are the opening words of Richard III and lay the groundwork for the portrait of Richard as a discontented man who is unhappy in a world that hates him.
For many days Shakespeare’s words kept on running in my mind and I thought that this picture could hold them back and allow me to move to something else…


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