old traditional nepali houses with newar windows in kathmandu

Old brick and wood houses with Newar windows on Durbar Square in Kathmandu (Nepal)

Newar windows are the elaborately carved wooden windows which are the distinguishing feature of traditional Nepali architecture.­

For more information about Newar windows, en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Newar_­window

brick crowd durbar square kathmandu old house street wooden

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.­