Nepal on my mind

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We will be leaving for Kathmandu en route to Bhutan in about 2 weeks’ time. There is something special about Kathmandu that I just can’t put my fingers on. It could be the dusty environment, the friendly people, the culture or the dated architecture. A friend of mine said that it was the dhal bhat. Well, I think it is a bit of everything.

Some of the roads in the old quarters of Kathmandu were built according to the Hindu worship practices. These roads were aligned to face east-west directions, a no, no in good modern civil designs. These roads and the old architecture settings couple with location of Nepal at higher latitudes provides a photographers’ delight of long shadows with back or side lighting.

If you have a chance to visit Kathmandu do wake up early and catch the morning sun along the streets of Thamel Bazaar. You will be pleasantly surprised.

 

Muslim quarters, Thamel

Muslim quarters, Thamel

 

Old Newar architecture

Old Newar architecture

 

Colourful shops

Colourful shops

 

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