Deciding on a photo for this week’s Photo Challenge theme COLOR was a real challenge. Nepal is one place where, in my experience, color continually surprises. Nepalis often clothe themselves in bright colors, which continually provides the eye with pops of unexpected color. Color in the Kathmandu Valley particularly surprises because of the tremendous contrast between the duns and browns of polluted, urban Kathmandu and the bright, rich colors of the surrounding countryside. Sometimes you see things better – appreciate things more – through contrast. Today I’m sharing a gallery of photos, taken in Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Valley, that show the contrast of color. Enjoy!
Funeral preparations, Bagmati River, Pashupatinath Temple
Image on a compound wall in Battisputali neighborhood, Kathmandu
Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu
World Peace Site
Teachers meet in a rice field behind their school in the Kathmandu Valley
Freshly colored wool drying in the sun on the roof of a rug factory in the Kathmandu Valley