Swayambhunath temple of Kathmandu, Nepal.
Swayambhunath of Kathmandu, Nepal.
The shrine watcher
It might be a deity to guard the temple.
Behind the chain and locks, something must be very precious.
A buddha statue in Swayambhu, Kathmandu in Nepal.
The township of Kathmandu as seen from Swayambhunath. It is quite a busy place with a lot of movements from the traffic, the people and tourists.
I'm looking 2
A buddha shrine in Swayambhu, Kathmandu in Nepal.
a woman was leaning against a window looking as though she was waiting for someone.-
The old palace in Durbar Square of Kathmandu, Nepal.
pigeon in prayers
This pigeon with its eyes closed and heads down seemed like taking a bow and in prayers on a pillar facing a temple in Nepal.
Three monks were seen discussing something one afternoon in Boudhanath of Kathmandu in Nepal.
An old man made offerings to his god for blessing.
Empty looks behind bars
The old are left at home while the young have to go out to work. Some feel helpless and the best way to spend their time was to stare out of the windows.
She can be only 5 or 6 years old, but she is able to work independently and earn bread for her family. That is her childhood, a life she had to grow up with, but yet, she seems not feeling unhappy about it.
It's another day
Another morning in Bhaktapur, Nepal
The beseeching look
A hawker looked beseechingly at the sky as though he was seeking blessings for his business for the day.
Towards the light
They flew, altogether, and flew away
Everest, any chance?
The captain said that Mt. Everest is out there. .....Is it here? I just wonder.....
Which is Mt. Everest
The captain of the plane told us to look out from the plane's window to see Mt. Everest......but which one.
I took this photo in Swayambhunath, Kathmandu of Nepal. While I was shooting around, I saw this monk standing on the roof of a building. I never missed such chances and immediately pointed my camera to him. He saw me and was gracious enough to allow me to take photos of him, and encourage me with a great smile. Thanks Mr. Monk.
The turning of the prayer wheel is a form of saying prayers that will bring blessings.
Traffic is busy in Kathmandu of Nepal
Safari on the back of elephants in a national park of Chitwan in Nepal. It was such a bumpy ride.
Ceremony of some sort was held in the Old Palace in Kathmandu of Nepal.
An elephant in captivity made a cry but who cared.
A baby elephant was playing with a little boy in Chitwan of Nepal.
elephants under "training" were chained to posts in Chitwan of Nepal.
An elephant was chained to a post in an elephant training center in Chitwan of Nepal. The little elephant was staying around.
An elder was making offerings. The ritual took some times and involved two more people to draw markings on the ground and burning of incense, before the elder came and did the final praying and offering. With their friendly approval, I zoomed from a distance to avoid disturbing the process.
The photo was taken in Chitwan of Nepal as when two sisters were returning home on their bicycle. The elder sister stopped on the way to check the grocery which she had just bought. Bicycles are the common means of transport there.
A Nepalese Village
A Nepal village located in Bandipur of Nepal. The houses are decorated with bright colors inside a peaceful and quiet environment. A mother was seen carrying her child walking down a long stone path downhill to the market.
Sun rise in Sarangkot, Nepal
little wooden boats alone Phewa lake in Pokhara,Nepal were left idling waiting for customers.
World Peace Pagoda
World Peace Pagoda of Pokhara in Nepal. Built with the intention of spreading the message of peace after witnessing the devastating aftermath of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Nichidastsu Fujii , the founder of Nipponzan-Myohoji Buddhist Order decided to built the first World Peace Pagoda in Hanaokyama, Japan and many parts of the world including Nepal.
Sunrise in Sarankot
We went up the mountain in Sarankot of Nepal for the sunrise but unfortunately it was raining by that time. We waited for an hour in the cold until rain stopped for a brief moment. Some red clouds appeared in the clouds beyond, but after all, no sun.
Rain had just stopped and the day was still a bit downcast. Little wooden boats were left idling in the Lake Phewa, as customers did not wish to go out to the lake during wet weather.
People in Pokhara of Nepal are friendly. They seem to enjoy their lives and are very happy.
The rain kept falling but it didn't deter people from visiting some tourist hotspots. The umbrellas were opened, forming a line of beautiful colors.
a few more shots
A few young people were on top of a temple for pictures. Rain had just passed and there was some faint light during sunset.
A group of tourists is examining and appreciating a statue in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu of Nepal.
Dawn in Sarankot
A Nepalese village at down in Sarankot. Life is simple and peaceful there.
Durbar Square Dawn
Dawn at Durbar Square, Bhaktapur of Nepal. Quiet scene while most tourists were still at rest.
It's was early morning in Durbar Square of Bhaktapur in Nepal, and the streets were not as busy. Already devoted Nepalese were risen, and seen everywhere paying homage to their gods
Morning prayers 3
I was having breakfast on top of a Nepalese hotel and saw this lady came out and made offerings to her god.
Morning prayer 2
Devoted people woke up early and began worshiping or making offering to their gods in Bh
A few devoted Nepalese women were talking together before they make offering to their gods.
Terraced field in Nagarkot. The place was so quiet and peaceful.
Sunset at Nagarkot. Photo was taken on the roof balcony Of Club Himalaya. The weather was gloomy and the sun was hiding most of the time. Anyway, we waited and eventually, for a brief time, the sun shone on the distant icy mountains...
Make hay while sunshine.
The Nepalese women woke up early and try sun drying their grains in the Ceramic Square of Bhaktapur of Nepal.
Where to put it
A boy was playing with a big bell and now manipulated.
an old man was walking home along a quiet alley in Bhaktapur of Nepal,
Clouds opened up
Sunset at Nagarkot. Photo was taken on the roof balcony Of Club Himalaya. For a gloomy day, eventully the clouds broke and opened up a little window for a glimpse of the distant icy mountain which we were so anxiously waiting for.
Flocks of pigeons are flying around in Boudhanath, in Kathmandu of Nepal.
The city of Kathmandu of Nepal is made up of colorful houses and buildings.
cow girls of Nepal
Two girls in Chitwan of Nepal was herding their cows to the feeding ground.
Little boats for renting were left empty during rain in Pokhara of Nepal.
it was a scene of a village in Bandipur of Nepal after rain. The brick houses of almost the same colors were clustered around the hill slopes. The streets were quiet and didn't see much people moving around.
Gone with the smoke
The Pashupati Area of the Pashupatinath Temple of Nepal is where the dead are cremated. The ashes are the disposed off in the Bagmati River beneath that has highly sacred properties.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square is abount 5km from Kathmandu and is a World Heritage Sites
A street scene of Bandipur , a small town not far away from Kathmandu of Nepal. People started to emerged back to activity after rain. Both sides of the street are small shops waiting for customers. The streets around are neat and tidy, and is a pleasure to walk for me for sight seeing purposes.
What about now - Nepal.
Bhaktapur of Nepal before the earthquake. Hard to imagine what had become of such a lovely place and those lovely people now after the diaster.
Going home, alone
An old man was seen crawling slowly home alone in a narrow street of Kathmandu, Nepal. He seemed to need help. Photo taken about a year or so ago, and wonder if this old man can remain safe and sound after the quake.
Home delivery, Nepal
A man used his bicycle to deliver goods in a narrow alley in Kathmandu of Nepal.
A woman was sitting with her dog outside a temple in Kathmandu of Nepal.
Dancing in the rain
During rain, 2 girls sudden came out from nowhere, and start dancing merrily around. People may not be well-to-do, but obviously they feel happy with their lives. Within a few seconds, they disappeared in the rain again.