Just outside the bustling metropolis of Kathmandu is the sleepy town of Bhaktapur. Sleepy, that is, unless you show up on New Year’s Eve.
The people of Bhaktapur filled the streets, enjoying their city as much as we did. The town’s focal point, Durbar Square, is chock full of shrines and temples, one of which is known for its erotic carvings (this gallery might not be one to share with the kids).
The day after
2069 B.S. is about to begin
Surrounding the chariot
In a country plagued by power outages, this kind of wiring can’t help
A window covering, intricately carved in wood
Even Mickey gets into the multi-armed act
Flowered and armed
I’m all arms
A vocal chicken, no doubt decrying treatment of chickens during the new year festival
It’s a dog’s life for this stray
And on and on…
Is this really an appropriate time to wash your hair, dear?
The throes of passion or murder by choking?
Leeeean into it
Um, I’m not sure elephants could actually do that. They look happy though.
Ken & The Garuda (a new sitcom coming this fall)
Buddha eyes are everywhere
Stone version of the one-horned rhino we saw in Chitwan Park
The stray dog that Karen named Delila and fed over the course of our visit