Thursday, March 12, 2009

2 March – Patan, Nepal

South of Kathmandu, the city of Patan has a wonderful historic center. We strolled around in the narrow alleys, watching the local crafts people at work, using the same methods as their ancestors.
We visited the small temples which are interwoven with the houses, courtyards and small squares.
We were very impressed with the Durbar Square, with its collection of palaces and temples.
Women were filling their water containers from ancient taps, designed as mythical animals. The scene was beautiful, but we suppose that the women, if given a choice, would have preferred a more modern way to get water.

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