Friday, March 25, 2011

Shiviarati: The River.

A river cuts through Pashupatinath, and though largely dried up, it still represented a significant challenge for those wanting to cross it.

The  slow choice was the bridges, where packed with people inching slowly across the river. Crowds where stopped every few minutes to a standstill.

Some simply removed their shoes and walked across, but the the more adventurous choice  hopscotching or simply taking a wild running jump. The spectacle drew quite a crowd, everyone laughing and enjoying the challenge of the crossing.

I waited for 15 minutes while this guy negotiated with the police to let him jump and then psyched himself up for it. Then just as he made the jump this guy walked up and stood in front of me.

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