10.23.16 - Daniel Kim

A boy walks through a flock of pigeons in Kathmandu's Durbar Square. Rubble from last year's earthquake can be seen strewn about on the ground. 

Kathmandu Durbar Square, the site of the former Kathmandu Kingdom, is lined with vividly colored shops selling everything from necklaces and fabrics, to gold statues and curved knives called Kukri.

Kathmandu Durbar Square, the site of the former Kathmandu Kingdom, is lined with vividly colored shops selling everything from necklaces and fabrics, to gold statues and curved knives called Kukri.

This is Sampana, a young boy I met in Phoolbari whose name means "success". He was fascinated with my camera, and I told him he could play with it if he let me take a picture of him first. He had a youthful joy in him, and his face lit up at the sound of the shutter.

This is Sampana, a young boy I met in Phoolbari whose name means "success". He was fascinated with my camera, and I told him he could play with it if he let me take a picture of him first. He had a youthful joy in him, and his face lit up at the sound of the shutter.

Street dogs are about as common as gas is scarce, especially in the city. They were mild mannered for the most part, but at night their vicious howls could heard echoing from the alleyways.

Street dogs are about as common as gas is scarce, especially in the city. They were mild mannered for the most part, but at night their vicious howls could heard echoing from the alleyways.

Nepal has long had ties to Great Britain, going back to when it first sent Gorkha soldiers to serve in the British army. As a result, many buildings have a noticeable Western-European influence.

Nepal has long had ties to Great Britain, going back to when it first sent Gorkha soldiers to serve in the British army. As a result, many buildings have a noticeable Western-European influence.


Dr. Biraj Karmacharya: program co-director, academic, and perhaps the nicest guy in Nepal. Biraj leads the outreach programs at Dhulikhel Hospital, and his work has had a huge impact on the community.

Dr. Biraj Karmacharya: program co-director, academic, and perhaps the nicest guy in Nepal. Biraj leads the outreach programs at Dhulikhel Hospital, and his work has had a huge impact on the community.

People-watching is something of a national pastime in Nepal, and elders can often be seen gazing down from their windows.

People-watching is something of a national pastime in Nepal, and elders can often be seen gazing down from their windows.

Sanskrti, the daughter of our Phoolbari homestay family, accompanied by Yabsira. Sanskrti means "culture" in Nepali.

Sanskrti, the daughter of our Phoolbari homestay family, accompanied by Yabsira. Sanskrti means "culture" in Nepali.

It's hard to tell whether some structures were damaged by the earthquake or by time. The destructive effective of both can be seen in the cracks and the rust.

It's hard to tell whether some structures were damaged by the earthquake or by time. The destructive effective of both can be seen in the cracks and the rust.


Teej is a three-day festival celebrated by women with dancing and feasting, followed by a day of fasting. On our way to the Kali Temple in Dulikhel we passed a group who were going to such a gathering.

Teej is a three-day festival celebrated by women with dancing and feasting, followed by a day of fasting. On our way to the Kali Temple in Dulikhel we passed a group who were going to such a gathering.


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