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Nepal - Final tribute #1

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 1 November 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture.

*** Series - Nepal - Final tribute ***

Men sitting in temple at Bhaktapur

Today, this temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal does not exist as you see it here following the earthquake in April, 2015. Despite a massive relief effort and generosity of many across the world, Nepal continues to struggle with the massive devastation.

The country is still in the grips of aftershocks. They have endured 4 earthquakes in the past month and 165 earthquakes in the past year. Look up the stats here.

A blog that will give you an idea of the devastation of Bhaktapur by Ukrainian Freelance Photographer, Kate Artyukhova.
Bhaktapur After the Earthquake

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 100 24 mm

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Devi from Chennai, India

what a sad end for this glorious Temple...
Well...we can only pray for the people and the families especially who lost their dear and near...

1 Nov 2015 5:45am

@Devi: Yes Devi, there was and continues to be much more loss than the historic architecture.

You Know Me from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The whole of Bhaktpur is (was?) an amazing place. Here's hoping it bounces back soon!

1 Nov 2015 5:58am

@You Know Me: I believe it will take quite a while. There are many challenges ahead for the inhabitants.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Looks like they have a good conversation going there . .

1 Nov 2015 9:30am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition !

1 Nov 2015 12:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful symmetry

1 Nov 2015 7:01pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Very sad indeed. It is hard to fight Nature, the earth is still young, in the scheme of things.

1 Nov 2015 7:55pm

@Philnz: So true. Thanks Phil

omid from mashhad, Iran

Oh, so sad ...! :(
very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors, lights & details!
A M A Z I N G !!!

2 Nov 2015 7:48am

@omid: It is a terrible tragedy Omid. Earthquakes occur often, and are devastating, but rarely with such far reaching and long-term consequences.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien les mains

2 Nov 2015 8:51am

Joyce from Montana, United States

I love the timeless feel and warmth of tone of this capture with it's 2 fellows energetically engaged in discussion and foo dogs in foreground howling. Animation within such calming balance. It's like a Nepalese Leonardo DiVinci's "steps of the temple" painting. Know the one? Balance in my pictures is what I seek. That's enough of a challenge right there. And to think that this scene doesn't exist anymore is hauntingly arresting. Love this picture.

2 Nov 2015 3:24pm

@Joyce: Thanks so much for your comments and feedback Joyce. Much appreciated.

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