An ancient city survives, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Clay making, quilts, brick roads, just a few things Nepal has to offer.
Suman, from Nepal, takes us to the ancient Nepalese city of Bhaktapur, where he shows us some of their great culture. He visits several of the ancient temples, witnesses a clay pottery maker in action, and sees some of the unique Nepalese art found around the city streets.
Each temple has many years of history behind them, and it is a wonder that they are still standing long after they were constructed. The temples share architectural features with ancient Mongolian and Chinese temples, a result of the history of the region. Each temple is decorated with different sculptures, including a giant chained lion, a crouching monk, and a quilted elephant.
Near the temples are little brick side streets, some lined with shops selling various items; from clay artwork and intricately painted wooden dolls, to local clothes and quilts; others reserved solely for homes. Suman takes a great shot of one of these roads, with quilts hanging from some of the balconies, and telephone wires draping from one side of the street to the other and back again, as if it were some form of specialized transportation from building to building. Suman has an eye for the interesting.