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The delightful mess of Kathmandu’s old town

It’s difficult to describe Kathmandu’s old town: the vivid smells, the incessant sound of scooters hooting, the hubbub of people going about life, tuk-tuk and bicycle-rickshaw drivers haggling and cajoling, temples pouncing on one unexpectedly around every second corner, dead-end bahals and narrow, serpentine alleyways choked with people, merchants and (aforementioned) hooting motorbikes.

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And then, quite serendipitously, every now and then, one finds places of peace: the late afternoon sun breaking perfectly through the vendors’ wares, casting long, warm shadows across the cobbles.

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Or prayer flags fluttering atop a nondescript place of worship,

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and boys playing soccer in the shadow of Buddha’s gaze.

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If one is fortunate, one captures moments like this with one’s camera. If one is even more fortunate, a regular memory has to do – a memory that becomes even richer with time, one’s mind gilding reality with whimsy and fantasy …

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2 comments on “The delightful mess of Kathmandu’s old town

  1. James Scott
    July 21, 2015

    Great words and pictures

  2. There_Lot
    July 21, 2015

    Delightful indeed. Love the vibrant colours. As Nicola says: A moment in time..captured…(not even sure if that sentence makes sense).

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