I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.
Trip to India & Nepal - Varanasi Part 3
The main Ghat.
There are always lots of washer wallahs along the river, beating their clothes on stones then spreading them out on the steps to dry.
And still more bathers.
A smaller Burning Ghat.
For most Hindu's bathing in the Ganges is part of a religious ritual.
The boat launch area at Assi Ghat near our hotel.
A really pretty temple. After our river ride we ate a lovely breakfast at the hotel , checked out, stored our bags at the train station and headed for the narrow alleys of the old section of town.
They are only wide enough for motorcycles...and cows of course.
A main street.
Lots of food stalls.
And two adorable (very dirty) children selling flowers.
The man peeking over the rim was a soldier helping guard that alley which holds the Golden Temple (there are many more soldiers inside) which has terrorist scares. He pulled down his face mask when I asked him if I could take his photo.
After our walk we took cycle rickshaws back to the train station.
They are an excellent way to cruise along the streets at a slow pace and really see what's going on.
A roadside restaurant.
And a monkey on the roof.
The busy Varanasi train station.
We boarded the overnight train to Agra and Barb made herself comfortable on her top bunk.
Labels: India and Nepal trip, Varanasi