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    All These Colors Tour: India Part 29

    Friday, October 12, 2012
    Varanasi, India

    A small neighborhood Hindu temple in the back lanes of Varanasi, India.

    A weathered wall in the back lanes of Varanasi, India.

    Some pleasantly hued shops in the back lanes of Varanasi, India.

    Another picturesque back lane in Varanasi, India.

    Some serious street bustle at sunset in Varanasi, India.

    The spirit of the Sun City Girls is alive and well in Varanasi, India.

    A bit before sunset, I headed Northeast through the quaint and color-splashed back lanes of Varanasi into a new-to-me area of town up near Adampur. One man followed me for a little bit and kept trying to get me to go inside the temple pictured above. He probably would have then tried to charge me a bunch of money for being my guide. I just ignored him from the get-go. Another time, when I was shooting video while walking toward a crowded intersection, I accidentally caught part of a small funeral procession. Oops! Around five or six men were carrying a bamboo stretcher bearing a corpse all wrapped up in bright finery down to the local burning ghat. Luckily, no one noticed, or if they did, they were not concerned, as I never got scolded. I also caught some really good footage of the mind-blowing rivers of thick traffic on and around the streets. What a billowing, hot mess! It was a good thing I remembered to wear my earplugs. I love this town. It’s got to be one of the most photogenic urban places in India.

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    Words and photos ©2012 Arcane Candy.

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