Varanasi, India: My All-Time Favorite Photo



I was taking photos of the Ganges river from the rooftop patio of a guesthouse, when this young girl from the house next door walked by, saw me, squealed, and ran back inside. Moments later she reappeared in this fancy pink dress and asked me to take her photo. Before I had a chance to take a single shot, her brothers and sister saw what was happening and joined in — much to her dismay. This was the best shot of the bunch and the only one where she isn’t rolling her eyes.

In the background, you can see their grandfather offering morning prayers at the family altar (or watching his ‘stories’ — I’m not sure).

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Nick Reese December 9, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Picture speaks wonders. Love it! Epic Thesis Mod BTW. :)
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David Krug December 26, 2009 at 1:49 am

I love this pic thanks for sharing.
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jilly February 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

wow. i remember this. what an adventure that trip was.


wes February 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm

That it was! :)


Mike from the Irie Bean March 1, 2010 at 9:41 am

The baby in this pic was looking at you and thinking to himself – what is that fool up to now?


Mariellen Ward July 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Yup, this is what it’s all about. I am obsessed with travel in India and this is the reason. The warmest, friendliest, sweetest and most open-hearted people on earth.
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Kristin November 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

Oh what heart in this picture – excellent love it. I am also obsessed with India too and the people I’ve met are so open to sharing and being photographed. Here’s a link to my fave photos I took on my trips to India: – it’s no surprise that they are mostly of people.


Sarka October 24, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Beautiful photo, beautiful story, love it:)