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stranger in a strange land........

By sawsengee  
Street capture of an old hindu pilgrim in Haridwar.......the focal point of Har-ki-Pauri where next year in January 2021 marks the mega Kumbha Mela (an event held in Haridwar once every 12 years where pilgrims, sadhus (including naked ones) and believers throng in millions to this town for over 2 months duration). Here is a link to this major event of the hindu calendar:

https://www.tourmyindia.com/kumbhmela/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumbh_Mela

p.s. I hope to visit it next year when/if the covid19 situations have eased and travel arrangements can be facilitated. However, I am also thinking it over as the hotels in Haridwar can charge up to 10 times the usual room rates during the start of the festival event!
Alternatively, I might have to spend the nights sleeping in the open among the semi naked sadhus, use the river Ganga water for ablution and the nearby bushes to answer the call the nature......now what can be more natural!!! SmileBlush
THANK YOU everyone for the UA, votes and pleasant comments.....very much appreciated. ee GrinGrinGrin


Tags: Street portrait Natural light portrait White beard Portraits and people Haridwar Photo journalism people hindu pilgrim old indian man turban man

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viscostatic 14 48 9 United Kingdom
12 May 2020 9:10AM
A very good portrait Sawsengee. I get the feeling he is smiling below that beard.

Phil.
12 May 2020 9:21AM
Great title for this very well caught street portrait, ee.
I'm guessing that the virus will NOT stop this religious event in January...

JohnSmile
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12 May 2020 9:40AM
Wonderful image Sawsengee SmileSmile
Marie
Steinmachine 17 80 Scotland
12 May 2020 10:43AM
Great portrait
12 May 2020 1:21PM
Great portrait
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
12 May 2020 1:49PM
A fine portrait of this old chap, Sawsengee 👍 And as Phil says, you get the feeling he is smiling...it's in the eyes 😀
Trev 😀
richmowil Plus
12 437 2 England
12 May 2020 6:29PM
Very good portrait and something to look forward to!!
Arvorphoto Plus
10 128 5 United Kingdom
12 May 2020 6:30PM
Another fine portrait with so much detail
My award

Keep safe

Daryl

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