Photos from India, 2005

 

 

 


a Baba in Varanasi  (a proper one, not hustling)

 

 

 


flower-offerings on the stairs to a temple in Khajuraho

 

 

 


Delhi's train station market, from a distance

 

 

 


This is what hacked power lines look like.

 

 

 


temple with broken dome, outside Jaipur

 

 

 


pigeon flying from alcoves in the Samrat Yantra
(90-foot-tall sundial) of Jaipur's Jantar Mantar

 

 

 


confectionary domes of Jaipur's Hawa Mahal

 

 

 


banyan tree (yes, just one)

 

 

 


in Udaipur

 

 

 


Happy Holi!

 

 

 


remains of Holi later that evening

 

 

 


People (mostly women) going to worship at the Parvati temple in Khajuraho

 

 

 


in Khajuraho

 

 

 


a few of the Khajuraho temples' erotic sculptures

 

 

 


ferries in Mumbai's India Gate harbor

 

 

 


entering Delhi's Jama Masjid, the city's main mosque

 

 

 


woman descending one of the zodiac-sign-trackers in Jaipur's Jantar Mantar

 

 

 


Krishna's footprints outside the main temple in Udaipur

 

 

 


That's a big turban for a little shaver.

 

 

 


guard in the Elephanta Island temple outside Mumbai
(this is the one carved out of caves)

 

 

 


Nearly all temples fly flags; even tiny shrines like the one in Jaipur's fort.

 

 

 


Marigolds are everywhere; they even get in the fruit.

 

 

 


in Allahabad

 

 

 


a walk-in zodiac sky map / tracker in Jaipur's Jantar Mantar

 

 

 


sunrise over the Ganga in Varanasi

 

 

 


Many people just sleep on the ghats at night in Varanasi.

 

 

 


remains of offerings in a Khajuraho temple niche

 

 

 


trees growing out of a building wall in Jaipur

 

 

 


Okay, here's the requisite Taj Mahal shot.

 

 

 


in Allahabad

 

 

 


This isn't a relic--hand-pushed wooden wagons are still in common use.

 

 

 


in Jodhpur

 

 

 


outside Udaipur

 

 

 


woman sitting in the solar calendar of Delhi's Jantar Mantar

 

 

  more India photos (less artsy, more cultural)