The Hidden Hyacinths of the Yamuna

Delhi, India, 2007


The surface looks beautiful white. Is it snow? Boats are leaving a dark spur behind, while children and men are moving through the white foamy mass on search after rupees and other things.

The contradiction between the image of a picturesque landscape reminding of a romantic landscape painting; the wish that the view is not treacherous – and a reality which cannot be hidden away because the smell says everything.