Now and Then

Watercolour of the ghats at Haridwar from ‘Views by Seeta Ram from Mohumdy to Gheen Vol. V’ produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief (r. 1813-23), was accompanied by artist Sita Ram (flourished c.1810-22) to illustrate his journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15.

Haridwar, located on the right bank of the Ganges river in Uttar Pradesh, is known for the bathing ghat called Harikacharan, or Vishnu’s Footprint, at the Gangadwara temple. Idealised view of a bathing ghat and temple in Haridwar. Inscribed below: ‘Bathing place at Hurdwar.’

(Source: The British Library)

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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2 Responses to Now and Then

  1. fatima says:

    delicately serene and beautiful. even the dust and dirt.

  2. Michaela says:

    I know, you have to check out the website of the British Library….such beautiful images (and none of them copy-righted)

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