Thursday, December 14, 2006

Allahabad, India site of Kumbh Mela 2007


Satellite photos taken in 2001 at Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. Notice the mixing of the dark blue waters of the Yamuna River with the green waters of the Ganges River at triveni (three rivers), where the rivers meet. Clusters of white boats dot the waters, where pilgrims bathe from the boats. The mass of purple on the shore are pilgrims waiting to bathe from the shore.

Allahad. 2001

In 2001 these sandbars were filled with millions of pilgrims in 500,000 tents. In addition, there were 5000 holy men and women camping at their tents. The tent city was 50 square kilometers in area.

Look for me and my scratched spectacles here during the Kumbh Mela, 2007

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Just got back

Just got back from a Vipassana retreat. New scratched spectacles posts tomorrow Dec 13th, 2006. See you then gregor