Small rowing boat on the river Ganges, Varanasi, India.
I took this picture from another rowing boat.
Before setting out for India, I had been somewhat hesitant to visit this city: after all I had heard a lot about the stench and the body parts drifting in the water of the polluted Ganges river.
When I actually saw the river in the golden morning sun, there was a truly mystic atmosphere to it. It was still very early and everything was very calm and the air fresh.