Its the same feeling with Nepal as well. Each place brings in a uniqueness that no other place can ever give. Its not just about the place; but the moment, the time, the people. Even if you could visit the same place with the same set of people in the same manner; it sure wont be the same as the earlier one!!
Meeting new people; dousing their curiosity, sharing anecdotes between smiles is a pleasure by itself. Met few interesting people in this trip as well. I tried to click few portraits - the absence of sun light made it best to capture a character - the depth which gets lost due to that sunlight; I feel.
The hazy surrounding highlights the portrait and captures the features quite well. Thats what I tried to do. Here are few.
Flaming red T shirt, Ray Ban aviators, a garland - does he not give our Bollywood heroes a run for their money?
Sadhus galore at the Pashupathinath temple. Smoking hash, talking expletives, they have their way. They bless you only if you give them money. These halo around this Baba was the effect I gave so that he looked spiritual :-P
A Sadhvi. She cussed more than the Baba. Tall, well built lady.
It was Rakhi bandhan day. Brahmins sit near the temples and offer blessings to people who offer them fruits and money. This man was waiting for people to come by and seek his blessings.
A Tibetan mother and her daughter. The older one was pensive; concentrating in her prayers. I asked them if The wrinkles on their face is proof enough of their ordeal, they are refugees. I could click their picture. They obliged :)
This girl was diligent in her work, trying to shielding the lip smacking sweetmeats that was all around her; not once did she eye them.
What caught me was this lady checking her watch; time and again. The entire crowd was in a festive mood; and this lady had some other important work I guess.
At the monastery in Swayambhunath temple. This Lama was around when I sneaked into the monastery and quickly walked out. He wanted to know where I was from. He readily posed for a picture. It was a perfect setting with no light. His eyes talk stories :)
Stern and strict - a police officer guarding the palace at the Kathmandu Durbar square.
Naughty kids - readily posed for picture; later one of them kept nagging me for money! :-/
My dog picture :)
These school girls looked so pretty; liked their skirts :)
A dollop of vermillion on her forehead, bright green contrasting beads; a busy Newari lady
One of my favorite picture mainly because it was unplanned. She just came in the frame.
Never minding the architectural treasure she is surrounded with; this lady is busy selling her items.
This boy's father is one of the very few; or rather the only craftsman who hand makes singing bowl. singing bowl by itself needs an exclusive post. Behind him are the rows of machine made singing bowls :)
The guide at the Patan durbar square. Shared lot of interesting information.
Finally, our driver who drove like mad bull; never stopping even once to admire the nature. Well, its an everyday affair for him :)