Mathura. On the Yamuna. Uttar Pradesh

Women drying up saris alongside the sacred Yamuna river in Mathura.

A long line of picturesque, pink ghats - with their steps leading to the water's edge, arched gateways and a temple, of course pink, extending along the right bank of the River Yamuna, emphasise the sacred character of the town of Mathura. The birth place of Lord Krishna, "the best known, best loved and most complex of Lord Vishnu's manifestations". Mathura is today an important place of pilgrimage.

An ancient city, Mathura's strategic location at the crossroads of various trade routes - that went westwards to West Asia and the Roman Empire; northwards, via Taxila, Pushkalavati and Purushapur to Central Asia and the Silk Route and eastwards to China - ensured its position as a centre of trade and a meeting point for many different cultures

2 commentaires:

joel dousset a dit…

Just a few words on this one, so beautiful, not yet worried by it, even if I saw it many times...
But the main reason of my comment is the quality of your notes, I suppose you had great pleasure to write , I can feel it.

Smiler a dit…

I've love your photographs. You capture moments with great simplicity, and you create very powerful images that somehow speak quietly. Your lighting and coloration are wonderful. These are very moving images.

I like to feature sites that I find worthy of note on my blog, and I'd like to feature your blog, if that's ok with you. I featured one of your shots once when I posted about A Photo a Day from Planet Earth. Gave you a link and of course I would do the same.

Let me know one way or another.
All the best to you,