Kathmandu Durbar Square

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A while back, when James and Emily were still here, I took some photos of the square.  I have taken quite a few in the last two and a half years – we used it as the backdrop for a play we put on, we visited it in our first week here (the Kathmandu Walkabout video shows you how it was), we walked around on weekends and mostly did not even bother to photograph it.  We took it for granted.  Now, the temple you see below, it’s gone.  But it will be rebuilt, and lots of the wood and stone carvings have been salvaged.  Give it a few years and this square, like the other heritage sites damaged in the quake, will be back where they belong: at the heart of local people’s community and culture.DSC06908 DSC06910

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