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Out Of The Depths

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by designldg

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.
Beautiful people do not just happen.”
(Elisabeth Kübler-Ross – Swiss American psychiatrist, 1926–2004)

This man was enjoying the first monsoon rain nearby Raj ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
I thought that there was a real elegance coming from his attitude, the kind of elegance which belongs to those who know the depth of life…

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A Solitary Tear

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“The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time.”
(Rabindranath Tagore – Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist. Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861-1941)

There is nothing left to take away to this solitary tear which reflects on the Yamuna river.
In this cruel and imperfect world, the Taj is the proof that Love can still create perfection…”Dilruba”…

For all the Taj Mahal lovers, this is the new commercial by Guerlain for “Shalimar”, the unforgettable scent since the 20’s…
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Peace, Harmony and Happiness

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2011 by designldg

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This picture was shot a few days ago along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras) where this young devotee came to worship in front of the little Vishnu temple which is under Nepali ghat.
It is a simple image in order to start 2011 and to wish you all peace, harmony and happiness.
This is also an opportunity to thank everyone there for your constant support.
Your words, mails and comments give me a true energy to carry on my work, to wake up sometimes before sunrise and go to the river, to walk in the city under the unbearable heat of summers or during those endless monsoons of the rainy seasons.
Sometimes I do crazy things for a picture but I know that someone might enjoy this.
It is always a pleasure to read you even if I don’t answer back often, mostly because of the “very bad” internet connection that I have to face here in Varanasi and those long power cuts that I am dealing with.

(This is a private message for my close friends and family whom I can’t reach now as internet is not working, here it is 2:30 am, it is still “last year” for many of you.
It is raining heavily since this evening, a cold rain coming from the Himalayas reminding many new year’s eves of my past and my thoughts are with you, I wish you could all be there in this wild, fascinating and amazing place…!!!)

Once again, thank you for being there.
LOVE to everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR…!!!