These pictures were taken in October 2014, about 7 months before the devastating earthquake.
The first day in Kathmandu is tough. The heavy pollution hovering in the entire valley makes breathing uncomfortable. Lungs are burning and the skin is covered with sweat and dust. It’s hot, chaotic and difficult to go around. There are no street names and the traffic is insane.
But there is an immense charm about this city. You can stop anywhere and admire the everyday life, people watching and feel the energy. It is a photographic treasure chest, exciting and exhilarating.
The images of Kathmandu after the April 2015 earthquake are heartbreaking. The lives lost, the culture turned into rubble… Today some of the places on these photographs look quite different.
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