70 SEPTEMBER 2014 MARIN
Above: (Kumbh Mela, India) To witness tens of millions of people praying in the confluence of the Yamuna and Ganges
rivers is an impressive and poignant experience. The largest religious gathering on the planet, the Kumbh Mela in 2001
attracted more than 70 million Hindu pilgrims, who regard the river here as holy water that washes away impurities.
Opposite, top photo: (The Game, Budapest) The palace-like edifice of the Széchenyi Baths contains a huge thermal pool
where gentlemen often play chess on floating boards while immersed in medicinal mineral water. The numerous baths in
the area are fed by more than 40 million liters of warm mineral water gushing forth daily from more than 120 springs.