Friday, May 1, 2015

Sixteenth century Structures those stand No More

Sixteenth century Structures those stand No More
By now the news of the 25th April's devastating earthquake that struck Nepal is quite old but the wound it cursed her with is very much fresh. Every day the death toll is gaining momentum, with about 6,200 fatalities and 14,000 morbidities as of now! The country is too little to take that massive damage. International organizations and governments have liberally extended their aids to this Himalayan land, but, neither that won't be ever enough to rebuild the city of Kathmandu as it used to be nor those can cure the sufferings of countless disabled Nepalese citizens. When it comes to human life, nothing holds a greater priority or significance. But, being adorned with too many ancient monuments Kathmandu used to be one of the most popular tourist hubs of Asia, most of which stand no more today, got either dilapidated or totally demolished by this ruthless 7.8 magnitude earthquake. These are couple of pictures I found out from my travel archive showing views of the Durbar Square. I had shared few more photographs of these sixteenth century architectures in previous photo posts. Unfortunately, our coming generations will see these only on the pages of their history books. Anyway, these are nothing in comparison to the loss of invaluable lives. In a recent estimate I read that at least two billion USD is required to restore homes, offices, hospitals and monuments. Extend any help possible from your side and let's pray for our Nepalese brothers and sisters in distress.
Sixteenth century Structures those stand No More

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  1. Really sad indeed.......... I am yet to visit Nepal, so will not able to see those structures any more......

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    1. I'm sad from a traveler's POV that you'll get to see only highly-restored structures once you visit after this :-(

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  2. Poignant photos of now mostly lost beauty. Loved this post. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and joining in the prayer :-)

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