Photographer's Note

Let me share with you a quick dive into my travel memories with this lousy scan. Consider this my delayed homage to the Children Day that was commemorated on the 1st of June.

I guess I was kind of lucky by arriving in Kathmandu on the eve of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, one of the most important Hindu festivals. The whole city had a festive air and the streets were even more crowded than usual. Besides Diwali, Newari, one of the main ethnic groups of the Kathmandu Valley, although mostly Buddhists, were also celebrating their New Year and there was an election campaign for Parliament going on, so there were colourful banners all over.

As far as I can remember and understand, this little girl was preparing flower necklaces, something that was seen all over hanging on the walls of the houses and on religious statues.

Update 7-jun-2007: sarahnatalie's WS is much better than this original version.

Location (latitude, longitude): 27.7069,85.31017 (not highly accurate).

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Additional Photos by Jose Pires (stego) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
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