Jul 11, 2008

Street Scenes: Traffic Varanasi

This was taken from my favorite vantage point in the streets of the Old City in Varanasi, India. It’s a traffic circle and the perfect place to stand a few feet above the ground to watch the hectic traffic go by. Cars, trucks, auto and cycle rickshaws all compete for space.

On the day this was taken I was still shooting with slide film. It wasn’t until I returned home weeks later and began sorting through thousands of transparencies that I discovered these two girls smiling at the camera.


munish said...

Nice photo !!



Lakshmi said...

thats a nice shot..the girls smiling adds warmth ..you will find a similar scene in most Indian cities

Cuckoo said...

Indians are ever ready to smile at camera. :-)


Wendy said...

Munish and Lakshmi,
Thank you.

Smiles are always welcomed and much preferred over shaking fists :^)

GMG said...

Hi Wendy!
Beautiful picture! And congratulations for the success of Carnival of Cities!
Thanks for your comments on Blogtrotter, now at the Michigan Law School! Hope you take pleasure in it and wish you a great week!

Alok said...

Wow ! An amazing collection travel and photographs and nevertheless great collection of posts :).

Keep rocking :)

maria said...


I so apprecitate your photographs.

I knew India was crowded but I didn't realize how much!


Phivos Nicolaides said...

Amazing India!

Wendy said...

Have a great week also!
Alok and Maria
Thank you for such kind words.
India is amazing.

Prêt à Voyager said...

Great shot, indeed!


Sujata said...

Very rich picture-colors, and expressions...

Wendy said...

Anne and Sujata,
Thank you.