Kathmandu

Posted on June 8, 2012

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Hard to explain what the real Kathmandu is all about – this photo essay does it brilliantly!

The Squeaky Robot

Swayambhunath is one of Kathmandu’s many temples. Stunning shrines can be found there, as well as bricks, souvenirs, prayer flags, and immense views of the city. Within those views you can see the city bursting with life at the edges, like ants with the task of expanding their hill, as the tendrils of Kathmandu slowly but surely snake their way into the valley and beyond.

Thamel, Kathmandu: small shop owners spend their days selling tasty treats like hot samosas with sweet sauce.

Enveloped by the heat and humidity of monsoon season, students find a way to cool off without destroying their uniforms.

Or not.

After-swim chill sesh.

Negotiations are more of a social affair.

A mistake in focus turns out quite well.

Don’t you love it when everything just fits together?

Secret garden lined by brick.

Some like to escape the demands of city life with the solace of Buddha.

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