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24th October – River Ganges, Sari and Street Scenes

25 Oct

1. Sunrise over the River Ganges was such a beautiful experience.

2. Towards the end of our visit to a silk weaving factory, they asked for one of us to model a sari so I offered. It felt lovely wearing it and even I began to feel elegant which is not my normal style! I wish I would have occasion to wear one at home and I now, really wish I had bought it even though I have no idea when I would be able to wear it. It would just be so lovely to have it just as a piece of art.

3. The streets are so busy and to Western eyes, chaotic, but we saw no evidence of any accidents; everyone was so skilful in steering around each other. Tuktuks share the roads with bikes and bike rickshaws, motorbikes and scooters, ( on which the women in their beautiful saris, ride sidesaddle ) buses and coaches, horse drawn carriages, motor cars and tractors, and cows, sacred and revered and for whom the traffic stops.

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I will post many more photos on our return. It’s a bit tricky on limited Internet.

 
14 Comments

Posted by on October 25, 2012 in art, India, postaday2012, travel

 

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14 responses to “24th October – River Ganges, Sari and Street Scenes

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    October 27, 2012 at 1:23 am

    These are great shots – again! Love the sari – you should have bought it. They are so full of colour. Hope you don’t get sick though… not sure about the Ganges.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      I completely understand your uncertainty about The Ganges. We were warned not to put our hands in and to not let the oar splashes get in our mouths. It does not look like a clean river but we are told that River Dolphins have been returning.
      I loved the sari too – and still kind of wish I’d bought it! As someone else said, it could have been wall art if I couldn’t wear it – but hey, no regrets, just lovely memories!

      πŸ™‚

       
  2. saymber

    October 26, 2012 at 10:02 am

    MBT you need to go back and get that Sari….you looked so happy and pretty in it! I am a bit behind so didn’t know you had already made posts from your trip. Wonderful! πŸ™‚

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you! I wish I could have gone back to get it but we moved on and it was too late! Never mind! I don’t believe in regrets and I do have beautiful memories and the lovely Mr S took a whole series of photos as I was being fitted with the beautiful outfit. Hope you have continued to follow the adventure! πŸ™‚

       
      • saymber

        November 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

        I understand what you are saying about the no regrets. In a way it might have been a waste to buy the outfit and seldom wear it? I had that happen with a pair of cowboy boots I bought once. We went to a honky-tonk country music bar and I just got so swept up with the excitement of the line dancing I ran down to the shop they had and bought some boots. I never wore them after that night. Yes, continuing to follow the adventure! So glad you can share it with us.

         
        • mybeautfulthings

          November 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm

          So glad the adventure has caught your imagination! I bet seeing the boots brings back lots of memories even if you haven’t worn them! πŸ™‚

           
  3. reneeboomer

    October 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Yes. Sally you should of bought the sari, as you looked beautiful and ‘elegant’. πŸ™‚ Renee

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Thank you! I so wish I had. I really felt beautiful while wearing it! πŸ™‚

       
      • reneeboomer

        November 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm

        I know hey. I do things like that too. I don’t buy it and regret it later. You do have the photo for memories. Beautiful you were in the sari.!! πŸ™‚

         
  4. Shelagh

    October 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Ya shoulda bought it, Sally! Wall art if you couldn’t find somewhere to wear it.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      You are right! I wish I’d thought of that at the time! It would have made the most beautiful wall hanging – never mind! No regrets, just lovely memories! πŸ™‚

       
  5. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    October 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Loved you in that sari!! what a pity you didn’t buy it!!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      I know! I’ve been wishing I had all the time but don’t know when I could wear it in Cornwall! πŸ™‚

       

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