People sitting in a Pati, in Bhaktapur (Nepal)
In Nepali language, those ubiquitous communal platforms with a roof, where people can sit and rest, are called "Pati".
In the old city of Bhaktapur (Nepal), people live the same traditional way they were living hundreds years ago. Except for a few motorcycles and electric wires, nothing has changed for centuries.
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.
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.