Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the places where one can view the traditional Newar architecture. Newar architecture is an indigenous style of architecture used by the Newari people in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal. It is a style used in buildings ranging from stupas and chaitya monastery buildings to courtyard structures and distinctive houses. The style is marked by striking brick work and a unique style of wood carving rarely seen outside of Nepal.
Newar window refers to the elaborately carved wooden window which is the distinguishing feature of traditional Nepalese architecture. The ornate windows have been described as a symbol of Newar culture and artistry. The level of design and carving of the Newar window reached its peak in the mid-18th century.
The lintel, sill and jamb are ornamented with figures of deities, mythical beings, dragons, peacocks, auspicious jars and other elements. The window is surmounted by ritual parasols. Traditional Newar houses are usually of four stories and built of brick. Different types of windows are used on each floor according to their function.
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manrezaei (1634) 2013-03-13 2:33
Very nice architecture photo. The details excellent balanced. Well done.
larhrissiHicham (559) 2013-03-13 3:35
Now this is a shot as I like it. Not only the spirit of the architecture is genuinely preserved and presented, but also the way the shot was executed holds an undeniable artistic touch. Bravo.
From distance, the architecture seems so close to the Moorish style with what seems like a Mashrabiya window.
krzychu30 (8797) 2013-03-17 14:53
beautiful and very expressive close-up shot!Details reproduction and strong contrasting colors are magnificent combination to create such amazing scene.Nicely done!
fabbs99 (5334) 2013-04-09 8:04
Great shot with excellent sharpness.
Amazing POV and good composition.
Very well done, TFS.
Cricri (86327) 2013-05-11 10:30
Bonne précision dans le cadrage, le rendu des détails et le contraste des couleurs, très belle et intéressante composition