skulls of sacrificed water buffaloes at temple (nepal)

Skulls of water buffaloes on the pillar of a Temple near Kathmandu (Nepal)

This was near the DakshinKali Temple, which is famous for the animal sacrifices that take place there every Tuesday and Saturday.­

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Kirtipur Ring Road, Kirtipur 44618, Nepal

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.­