I have now been in India for a few days, and I’m starting my blog. I will let the pictures be the main story, supported by a few words.
I am now in Vrindavan, a town located on the banks of river Yamuna. The town lies about 160 km from Delhi on the highway to Agra. The river Yamuna is the same river that flows through Agra and next to the iconic Taj Mahal.
Vrindavan is an important Hindu pilgrimage site, and according to Hinduism, Lord Krishna spent his childhood here. You are not met with “Namaste” here, but “Hare Krishna”.
The town is crammed with animals such as monkeys, dogs, cows, and pigs. In some areas, it seems as though they outnumber people.
Here are some impressions from the town after having spent a few days here.
It is rather cold in the morning and many people warm themselves with a fire.
Boat trip on the river Yamuna.
This boy wanted his picture taken.
This man was sitting down by the river. He was almost blind.
The holy cow is a funny thing for us westerners…
Afternoon by the Ghats (steps) down to the river.
When I was taking the portrait of this man, his wife wanted to be photographed too, behind his back.
This man was doing engravings in a sheet of marble. He used a harder rock as a tool, a time-consuming work.
Not the best of days?