Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Glimpses of Patan Durbar Square

Glimpses of Patan Durbar Square
Back to my monochromatic mania with glimpses of Patan Durbar Square of Kathmandu, one of the exquisite tourist attractions that carry interesting tales of history in each and every woody carvings and stones it got! No wonder Patan Durbar Square is also listed as a World Heritage Monument since 1979. Patan, the "City of Fine Arts" is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley whose history dates back to 570 AD or even before that... hard to believe right? The exquisite artworks and architectural buildings scattered in and around the Patan Durbar Square are from the 16th century and onwards, i.e. during the reign of King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, the first independent Malla dynasty king of Patan. If you're not a Nepali you'll have to pay an entrance fee to get into the complex. Once you're there your camera is sure to run out of battery!
Glimpses of Patan Durbar Square

17 comments:

  1. The carvings in the first pic absolutely beautiful yeti !

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  2. Lovely pics as usual, Anunoy!
    Wow! You have visited Nepal Hope to make it too :)
    My parents had visited :)

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    1. Thanks Anita... so now its your turn... ask me if you need to know anything :-)

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  3. The first pic shows two different types of construction. Interesting.
    :D
    Oh , how i wish to travel.

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    1. You got a keen observation Manogna... interesting! ;-)

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    2. :) hehe...my interest lies in constructions.
      The left one is so similar to the Chinese architecture and the right side shows North Indian influence.
      I love it.

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    3. Ok... didn't check your facebook profile before, so I was not aware you know :-P
      I love the Chinese style more :-)

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    4. :P
      Hehe..no problem. I just said my interest lies in construction.

      And ...i like both.

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  4. The pictures look like as if stills from some retro film...nice clicks... :-)

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    1. Awww that was too tooo encouraging, especially for a monochromatic obsessed clicker :-P

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  5. Nice pics. For a second, "Patan" threw me off and then read the explanation :)

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    1. That's why Aesop's fable taught us to "look before you leap" :-P

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    2. LOL...had I got the habit of looking before leaping, I wouldn't have landed in half of the messes in my current life :P

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