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Varanasi Sentinel

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    • fotograffer

      So much of the grandeur that was India is falling into disrepair. Apparently not the money or interest in keeping thinks up. Thanks for you comment Sylvia.

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  1. Dalo 2013

    Love the 2nd shot, that green doorway and crispness of the shot make it something to imagine about… Really a nice post, makes me think/dream about the past.

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    • fotograffer

      Thanks Randall. It is very easy to think/dream of the past in India, a country that is very modern in many ways but many grand old buildings are being neglected.

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      • Dalo 2013

        It always surprises me a bit to see grand old buildings neglected…as while there are reasons why they are in that state of decay (business & political), there are people who would take care of them and keep them grand if given an opportunity. **sigh** just the way life is 🙂

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        • fotograffer

          Your right, of course. The incentives and earnings potential for a developer to build a skyscraper in Mumbai (or Hong Kong?) are much greater than those to restore a centuries old palace. The Indian government is woefully bad at caring for its treasures, in my opinion.

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  2. snaps22

    While its sad that it is in such poor condition, I am drawn to the beauty of it in decay – especially the coloured image.

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    • fotograffer

      Exactly. So many wonderful buildings in India are not being maintained and that deterioration adds another layer of beauty. Thanks for your comment Jean.

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