true believers, or 1960s hippies, I don't know

true believers, or 1960s hippies, I don’t know

In Spring 1999, after a two weeks trip through Tibet, we ended up in the Nepali capital Kathmandu, for a couple of days. I have very few notes of this, and of our visit to Kathmandu’s neighbouring city across the murky Bagwati River, Patan, and it is quite some time ago. However, I do have some photos – scanned slides -, of which a sample is included below. Not the best quality photos, but as an impression of the atmosphere at the time, it will do.

several temples in Kathmandu

several temples in Kathmandu

the main temple square in Kathmandu

the main temple square in Kathmandu

temple window in Kathmandu

temple window in Kathmandu

Kathmandu houses and a mellon seller

Kathmandu houses and a mellon seller

nothing strange here, elephants in the street

nothing strange here, elephants in the street

street market in between temples

street market in between temples

and more street market

and more street market

unusual market stalls, too

unusual market stalls, too

the wooden windows in a courtyard

the wooden windows in a courtyard

Nepalese men resting

Nepalese men resting

copper cans are another popular product

copper cans are another popular product

Durbar Square in Patan

Durbar Square in Patan

entrance to one of the temples

entrance to one of the temples

lots of wooden temples, intricately decorated

lots of wooden temples, intricately decorated

each window with a raster, each pilar with a sculpture

each window with a raster, each pilar with a sculpture

golden door, another temple entry

golden door, another temple entry

a rare metal sculpture

a rare metal sculpture

another Patan temple

another Patan temple