Stupa in Kathmandu

Stupa in Kathmandu

DCP_0823.JPG 2001/11/03 16:57 6.3mm f4.0 1/60s

One of the many stupas (Buddhist temples) in Kathmandu. I think this one is Thahiti at the south end of Tamel. It all got a bit confusing after a day of sightseeing while trying to avoid all the rickshaw peddlers, the taxi touts, the 'Tiger Balm' sellers and the hashish hawkers. Here's Anne walking round it in the correct direction - clockwise.

There are hundreds of temples and shrines all over the city, large and small, Buddhist and Hindu. Some even appear to do for both! The Nepalis seem to be pragmatic in everything. If they are passing then they will dive in, say a few Hail Marys and then carry on. At lunchtime they may take their food with them and stop to chat with friends.