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Holding back the "Golden" yearsHolding back the "Golden" years

Holding back the "Golden" years

No quotes here, just some lyrics by Mick Hucknall for this picture of “the oldest living city in the world” shot at sunrise from Mir ghat. “Holding back the years, Thinking of the fear I've had for so long. When somebody hears, Listen to the fear thats gone. Strangled by the wishes of pater, Hoping for the arm of mater, Get to me sooner or later, Holding back the years chance for me escape from all I've known, Holding back the tears, cause nothing here was grown, I've wasted all my tears, was…
Along The River Of Golden DreamsAlong The River Of Golden Dreams

Along The River Of Golden Dreams

Sometimes I see people sleeping on the ghats along the Ganges. Where are going those golden dreams, who will catch them, could they be a key to open the palace of eternity that so many hope to find one day here, in Varanasi (Benaras), “The oldest living city in the world”...? There are so many mysteries drowned in the river of golden dreams. Join the photographer at www.facebook.com/laurent.goldstein.photography © All photographs are copyrighted and all rights reserved. Please do not use any photographs…
Golden Prayers for L'AquilaGolden Prayers for L'Aquila

Golden Prayers for L'Aquila

Solidarietà alla popolazione abruzzese... There was a strong earthquake (6.3 on the Richter scale) in Italy last night at 3:30 am, which killed and hurt many people, it also damaged several buildings and monuments. It was felt across the whole of Italy but most of the damage surrounds the city of L'Aquila where more than 4,000 buildings have collapsed. I was working on this image when I heard the sad news. This picture was shot along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras). All my sympathy goes to the victims…
Golden SlumbersGolden Slumbers

Golden Slumbers

“Golden slumbers kiss your eyes, Smiles awake you when you rise.” (Thomas Dekker (1572–1632), Elizabethan poet and dramatist) This is a picture of the Ganges shot from Panchganga ghat in Varanasi (Benaras). Those baskets are keeping candles, I heard that those candles are for people who drowned in the holy waters but I was also told that those baskets are lifted up in order to tell the spirits to welcome the people who recently departed from life. Reality sometimes jumbles with legends in the oldest living…
With Gold At Both EndsWith Gold At Both Ends

With Gold At Both Ends

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” (From "The River of Winged Dreams" by Aberjhani) This young man was diving in the river of golden dreams at Scindia ghat in Varanasi (Benaras)... Join the photographer at www.facebook.com/laurent.goldstein.photography © All photographs are copyrighted and all rights reserved. Please do not use any photographs without permission (even for private use). The use of any work without consent of the artist is PROHIBITED and will lead au…
The Desire to FallThe Desire to Fall

The Desire to Fall

“Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.” (From " The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera) Sometimes daydreaming along the Ganges provides a sensory disorder or a sensation of being off-balance and then a strong desire to fall…
Embracing a Golden HeavenEmbracing a Golden Heaven

Embracing a Golden Heaven

“Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever.” This is a quote by Horace Mann (1796–1859), an American education reformer and brother-in-law to author Nathaniel Hawthorne. This picture was shot along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras) early in the morning, at sunrise. This kid was enjoying jumping in the holy waters with two of his friends. He was jumping in the reflections of the sun like a bird of fire, forgetti…
Three Golden RealmsThree Golden Realms

Three Golden Realms

Those three young Tibetan monks were climbing the staircase leading to the Mahabodhi Temple, the place of Gautama Buddha's attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment), in Bodh Gaya (बोधगया), in the Indian state of Bihar. I could feel a state of happiness everywhere, it was a perfect day... In every culture numbers have a meaning, I was wondering what would number Three means in Buddhism and I saw those words from Rev. Jnana, a Zen Dharma Teacher, as he was evocating the role of numbers in communicating the dharm…
The Golden HoursThe Golden Hours

The Golden Hours

This pictures was shot from the balcony of my friend Martina which is facing the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras). It was during the middle of the afternoon, when life stops, allowing those golden hours to live for a while. This couple could stay or leave as they wish, they were silent, they whispered a few words, I could hear her bangles, she looked at me. Doors were not closed, there was a nice scent floating in the air, they were trying to forget to be bored. At least tommorrow belongs to all of us, and even…