India – Travel & Street Photography

Varanasi, Rajasthan, India. Brahmin monks welcome the rising sun every day of the year with a series of prayers and rituals on the Ghats. Most of which include the burning of incense and waving of fire in ceremonial brass pots.

Photographer Peter Holton is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this street/travel photography. To see Peter Holton photographs click on any image.

 

Amer Fort, Jaipur. The fort, built in the hills in the 1600’s, looks down over Jaipur. A local tourist looks down into the fort.

Amer Fort, Jaipur. The fort, built in the hills in the 1600’s, looks down over Jaipur. A tourist looks down into the fort.

 

Shahpura Village, Rajasthan, India. A group of kids welcome us to their tiny farming village in rural Rajasthan. As we drove up to the village, they were waving and calling out “welcome, welcome”. They were so happy and loved being photographed. As soon as the hot had been taken the rushed up to view the image on the cameras LCD screen.

Shahpura Village, Rajasthan, India.

 

New Delhi, Rajasthan, India. India Gate. Soldiers take a rest before taking over the guard duties of the gate.

New Delhi, Rajasthan, India. India Gate. Soldiers take a rest before taking over the guard duties of the gate.

 

Shahpura Village, Rajasthan, India. A mother brings her daughter to say hello to us and to have her photo taken. The villagers were some of the happiest people I’ve ever met.

Shahpura Village, Rajasthan, India. The villagers were some of the happiest people I’ve ever met.

 

Udaipur,Rajasthan, India. While his mother carries out her whicker for weaving, her son sits on the stone steps, alone, looking a little bored.

Udaipur,Rajasthan, India. While his mother carries out her whicker for weaving, her son sits on the stone steps, alone, looking a little bored.

 

Shahpura Village, Rajasthan, India. A street leather worker gives my camera strap some much needed attention. He glues then stitches a toggle back onto the strap.

Shahpura Village, Rajasthan, India. A street leather worker gives my camera strap some much needed attention. He glues then stitches a toggle back onto the strap.

 

Old Delhi, India. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. All of the massive copper cooking pots used in the vast production endeavour are heated over wood fired burners.

Old Delhi, India. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. All of the massive copper cooking pots used in the vast production endeavour are heated over wood fired burners.

 

Delhi, India. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. The food production is on an industrial scale and the kitchens are staffed by Sikh’s from all backgrounds, rich and poor, who work as volunteers.

Delhi, India. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. The food production is on an industrial scale and the kitchens are staffed by Sikh’s from all backgrounds, rich and poor, who work as volunteers.

 

Delhi, India. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi. Everyday the temple feeds up to 20,000 people of all religions for free.

Delhi, India. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi. Everyday the temple feeds up to 20,000 people of all religions for free.

 

Old Delhi, India. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Men and women of the Sikh faith work together to feed thousands visitors to the temple who eat there for free. Both the giving and receiving of food is considered sacred.

Old Delhi, India. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Men and women of the Sikh faith work together to feed thousands visitors to the temple who eat there for free. Both the giving and receiving of food is considered sacred.

 

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Another dawn breaks over the Taj Lake Palace Hotel. The hotel looks like a fantasy liner sitting in Lake Pichola.

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Another dawn breaks over the Taj Lake Palace Hotel. The hotel looks like a fantasy liner sitting in Lake Pichola.

 

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Rural India

By Peter Holton

 


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