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Last time I uploaded three photos taken on the way to this place: Shanti Stupa, better known as World Peace Pagoda, sitting some 1000 metres above the lake Phewa.

I clearly remember two unusual encounters while at the stupa.

One was with a woman photographing the surrounding landscape with her ipad, methodically, bit by bit, creating a 360 panorama. “But people do that everywhere these days”, I can hear you say. Yes, but in this case, the landscape was completely covered by fog at that point, so the panorama of the Himalaya taken that evening was nothing but a blank canvass (quite disappointing for me too, as the pagoda is known to be one of the best viewpoints to photograph the Annapurna massif).

The other one, well after dark and on the way back to Pokhara, was my first ever encounter with a real sadhu. You may remember this photo uploaded earlier. The holy man I met on top of the mountain by the Shanti Stupa was wearing nothing (and I mean NOTHING) apart from a waiste-long dawn jacket (can’t blame him; it gets really cold in the mountains at night).

In WS two more photos taken on the way to the pagoda.


NOTE:
This part of Nepal did not suffer in the 2015 earthquake.

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