The mats cover heaps of grain that was dried under the sun during the day.
Chorten is the tibetan variant of the Buddhist stupa, which usually is a half dome, whilst the chorten I saw are more of a bell shape (to be precise: the shape of a buddhist temple bell)
Swayambunath is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the world. It is clearly visible from downtown Kathmandu, and I remember that it was our first afternoon walk after arrival in Kathmandu.
Most certainly, Durbar Sqare now looks completely different now: Not only city development, but especially the devastating earthquake of 2015 has changed the face of the city to an enormous amount. I will spend some time looking at photographs from other sources.
One constant in my photography since the beginning is the love of backlit sceneries.
I am still severely handicapped by my broken right elbow, but Jeff Grant had hinted in an email, that I might visit my archives, if active photography is out of reach. And so I did. In 1981, after having been discharged from armed services, I traveled with a friend to Nepal in order to walk…
The times of plague have had adverse effects on my aging body’s fitness, therefore I bought a second-hand mountain bicycle some weeks ago. This turned out as a very good deal: The bicycle is a real beauty, roughly 25 years old but in very good condition, and my eagerness to work out grew with every…