India: Colors 7

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: Sari shop, Varanasi.

Varanasi, originally called Benares –a name corrupted to Varanasi by the British– is known for its famously beautiful silk. Still known as “Benares silk”, it’s considered the best in India…

…Unless you talk to a silk vendor in Mysore.

WHAT AM I DOING TODAY, AN EXPLANATION; I’m using the next few Sundays to showcase the last of my favorite photos from our recent trip to London and India –sort of like I did with the three-photo series “Street Shaves.”

Today, I’m doing a one-day, 8 photo series — begun at midnight and which will run through 11.59 pm tonight. Each photo will run for about three hours. If you’ve missed some photos, check the archives for the earlier ones, and a fuller explanation.

SO WHAT IS TODAY’S SERIES ABOUT?: One of the more amazing things about India is all the incredibly vibrant colors every where and anywhere– colors that grab your eyes while simultaneously taking your breath away. From rich to poor, the sacred to the mundane, everything is painted, decorated, embellished, or has a natural hue that we just don’t see here in such abundance. This will be a selection of some of the most striking, each for different reason. I’ll end tonight with my favorite.

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6 comments on “India: Colors 7”

  1. I want some of these saris! Especially the red one! They are amazing!

  2. Very beautiful, extravagant sarees! I saw a lot of them in Bangalore during my month visit there in February 2009!

  3. Interesting that all the mannequins are blonde, westerners…

  4. […] photos from our recent trip to London and India. Just like last Sunday’s eight-photo series “Colors”, this will be an eight-photo series called “India: […]


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