Early morning


Photographer: Eric Newby

Country: India

Date: 1963

‘It seemed as if the dawn would never come.The moon, a pale hemisphere, was churning its way through a sea of cirrus that was moving away, high over Garhwal. There was no wind and the river between the shoals was like sheets of black glass. At about six the sky to the east became faintly red; then it began to flame and the moon was extinguished; clouds of unidentifiable birds flew high overhead; a jackal skulked along the far shore and, knowing itself watched, went up the bank and into the trees … Stiff and full of sand we waited for the kettle to boil, our teeth chattering' - Slowly Down the Ganges.

Ref.: S0027638

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