nepali boys playing around a pati (nepal)


In Nepali language, those ubiquitous communal platforms with a roof, where people can sit and rest, are called "Pati".­

This particular Pati is used by old Nepali peoples on their leisure playing music with different instruments, specially Hindu prayer songs.­ On the sign is the name of a Prayer group.­

This is why it is secured with a metal grid, as it contains decorations, furniture, and maybe cases with the musical instruments.­

Bhaktapur is one of the Royal Cities of Nepal, located about 10 Km East of Kathmandu.­ For more info about Bhaktapur, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Bhaktapur.

bhaktapur boys children grid kids pati playing street

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.­