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A Tree Grows In Kathmandu

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We in the West tend to practice our religion on the weekends. In Nepal people carry it with them every day. But the Nepalese are a practical people. They may worship at an ancient shrine but also recognize that it may make a perfect platform for drying the laundry. On my walk into the Kathmandu Valley, on my way to the sacred hill of Swayambhu, I came across this scene. The brown mass at the bottom of the shrine are drying cow patties to be used as fuel. And, yes, that is a tree growing out of the top.

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Richardphotos

7:59PM | Fri, 05 October 2012

the customs are so strange but customs here would surely look strange also to them. very interesting subject

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blondeblurr

8:50PM | Fri, 05 October 2012

... and next to the cow patties, it appears to be some other fuel - for consumption? and that is how you get 'Dehli belly' ... ;) or ;( Will the tree finally outgrow it all and bring it down to rubble? but I do love this domesticated scene, it is the real life - but it also tells me of life of the former glory days, when the tree was only a little plant ... every picture tells a story. an amazing view and find, well observed Mark, BB

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Faemike55

9:00PM | Fri, 05 October 2012

and most of them would be appalled by the way some worship fast food places Great capture

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netot

11:52PM | Fri, 05 October 2012

Fascinating! Yes, customs are strange for the traveler, wherever he is! Fantastic find and capture!

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durleybeachbum

1:29AM | Sat, 06 October 2012

Pragmatism rules OK. Marvellous!

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JuliSonne

2:21AM | Sat, 06 October 2012

This platform has the tree alone is something "temple-like" per se. and he is also schattenspender. He kind of reminds me of a village place.

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psyoshida

12:26PM | Sat, 06 October 2012

I love all the layers here starting at the bottom with the dung and working my eyes to the top of the tree. People above all must be practical and be about their lives. This really brings that home. Super shot.

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bobrgallegos

4:33PM | Sat, 06 October 2012

Wonderful capture!!

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sandra46

4:56PM | Sat, 06 October 2012

THIS IS A REALLY INTERESTING IMAGE AND INFO!

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vaggabondd

8:03PM | Sat, 06 October 2012

wow I love the plant pot, it is huge, great capture

whaleman

9:09PM | Sat, 06 October 2012

Interesting shot and story!

alanwilliams

4:24AM | Sun, 07 October 2012

just as a religion should be in my eyes,not just at Christmas but all the year round, a wonderful slice of Nepalese life

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auntietk

10:50PM | Sun, 07 October 2012

Before enlightenment, chop wood cary water. After enlightenment, chop wood cary water. Putting laundry on a shrine seems quite practical, and enlightenment doesn't live in the shrine anyway. Great shot!


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