kathmandu durbar square (nepal)

Durbar Square in the center of old Kathmandu (Nepal)

On the left, the Maju Deval Temple (dedicated to Shiva) and its red brick pyramid are a favorite hanging place for locals and tourists.­

For more information about Durbar Square, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Basantapur_­Durbar_­Square.

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Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.­

This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.­

Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.­

Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.­