Month: June 2016

Nepal…better late than never

When I was in Nepal in March I was trying out my new camera and hoping to take a few shots that were better than simply using my trusty iPhone. Here is a montage of some of my first efforts…forgive me all you photographers! As you may have seen from earlier posts my friend Max and I spent some time in Kathmandu and more in Pokhara – a whistlestop 6 nights altogether. The first series of photos are taken at Boudhanath, the morning after we arrived.  The stupa lost its all seeing eyes and spire in the earthquake but around the kora of the stupa life goes on as it ever did.  Votives alight under sunny skies, incense drifts in lazy curls.  Rust and saffron robed monks walk , people talk, people pray.  Dogs and birds enjoy the parade.  Women in traditional Tibetan aprons, with their hair in long plaits count mala beads as they walk.  Om Mani Padme Hum.  Hail to the jewel in the lotus. We left Kathmandu the same day bound for …