Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Matjaž Krivic's A Day In Varanasi

Set aside about 7 minutes of your time, adjust the volume of your speakers and choose the full screen option on to watch Matjaž Krivic's A Day In Varanasi...and be transported to this ancient city, helped along with the New Age-like music of L. Subramaniam.

Varanasi is also known as Benares and Kashi, and is considered as holy by Buddhists, and Jains, and is the holiest place for Hindus. Hindu cosmology places it as as the center of earth. Mark Twain wrote: "Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together."

In other words...Varanasi is really ancient.

I posted some of Matjaž Krivic's photography before on this blog, and he has some wonderful work for us to admire . For some 20 years, he globe-trotted the world capturing the personality and grandeur of indigenous people and places, and found the time to be awarded many prizes, and recognized in various venues and exhibitions. He traveled in Yemen, Mali, Tibet, North and West Africa, Iran, Mongolia, China, Nepal and India.

In other words...Matjaž is really good.