Flashback Kathmandu

One year ago, I was part of a team sent in to Nepal to document and lend assistance with Search & Rescue operations after a deadly quake struck Kathmandu on April 25, 2015. My account of that trip and my experiences are documented on my blog post entitled, Mission Nepal.

On the 1st anniversary of the earthquake, I would like to remember the many people I met and the scenes that unfolded while I was there. Rather than dwell on the devastation and despair of the situation at the time, I would like to share the many lovely places and images I was able to capture despite the circumstances of my visit there.

Aerial View

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The beautiful city of Kathmandu as seen from the skies.

 

Darbar Square

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Birds in mid-flight at the famous Durbar Square Temple with Nepali Troops in the midst of cleanup operations post earthquake.

 

Faces of Hope

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In Sankhu Village, people remain hopeful and look forward to rebuilding and moving on.

 

Kathmandu on the Move

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The streets are busy and bustling once again and it’s business as usual for most.

 

Thamel Morning Market

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A street vendor cooking up a storm for breakfast along one of the many side streets in downtown Kathmandu.

 

Swayambhunath Stupa

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Buddhist monks at the Swayambhunath Stupa prepare to haul their belongings on their backs.

 

Sankhu Village

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While everything around it has collapsed, this prayer statue of Buddha remains unscathed and untouched by the earthquake.

 

Search & Rescue

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A Nepali Search & Rescue team member taking a break.

 

Backpacker District

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The narrow streets of Thamel, Kathmandu.

 

The Countryside
On the outskirts of Kathmandu, the mountainous terrain is gorgeous with little cottages dotting the hill slopes and vast open agricultural land as far as the eye can see.

 

Eyes of Buddha

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The all seeing eyes of Buddha watch over the city of Kathmandu.

 

Old World Charm

Rustic and charming, Kathmandu has an old world feel to it which is inviting and makes you want to stay indefinitely.

 

The Roving Photographer
April 24, 2016

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