Touring Nepal in 1994 with a small group of women, I was in awe of the prayer flags flying everywhere--cities, villages, and even remote countryside. My favorite site was the Bodnath Stupa in Kathmandu, where streams of prayer flags caught my eye and where the "Buddha eyes" that adorn the temple followed my every move. I took many photographs at Bodnath, all splendid, but it was many days later in a different location that this shot was presented to me.
As our tour continued, we flew to Pokhara, trekked for several days, visited
the jungle, went river rafting, and then returned to Kathmandu. On the last
day, the hustle and bustle of the city was almost too much for me, after the
peace of the other locations. In the middle of the shopping district, Shelly
(one of our group) said, "Look, Carol, your prayer flags!" I looked,
but at first I did not see. Then, in the colorful blue doorway of a shop, I
saw what Shelly meant for me to see--bolts and bolts of prayer flag material.
This shot brings to mind all of my experiences in Nepal, including the observant
eye of a fellow traveler.
Del Mar, CA
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