Photographer's Note

As I mentioned in my last post, Bhaktapur was the next place I visited during my journey in Kathmandu Valley, both in 2014 and 2016. Bhaktapur was once, until the 15th century, the capital of Nepal. It is one of the three cities (the other two being Kathmandu and Patan) that has a Durbar (which means “palace”) Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square was badly damanged by an earthquake in 1934 and the temples were never rebuilt. Several buildings collapsed during the earthquake in 2015. I saw a little bit of restoration work under way, but at the time of my visit it looked to be, mostly, at the stage of collecting piles of bricks and appeals for funds.

I dedicate this upload to Craig because he wanted to see a wider view of this window in Patan, the image I have not got. This is the best approximation of it.

This building survived the earthquake 2015 but the roof was damaged.

In WS two photos taken in nearby Taumadhi Tole (Potters’ or Pottery Square).

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