The “Burning Ghat” of Varanasi (Benares), on the Ganges. The place where the Indians cremate their dead.

We stood on a balcony in the billowing smoke, only 3 meters above the burning corpses. I did not draw or photograph this on location, I considered that to be disrespectful for the dead. Instead I memorized the scene and drew this later that night in the hotel. Not difficult, not only can I recall the scene in every detail even now, I dreamt about it for days.

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