Another great Hash in Nepal under my belt. Several photos from this trip and an additional hash really caught my eye and fell right in line with the Daily Post’s weekly theme of work of art. The following are my top picks for the theme. Water and people walking away from me seem to be the most beau-tee-ful thing.
During a recent hash we visited the Changu Narayan Temple area. Aside from ending this particular hash lost and walking through a variety of farms with a raging hail and lightening storm it was one of my favorites. Seriously. Except for the frozen fingers, hail and lightening. Oh and our leader kept saying, “we really aren’t lost.”
These are some of the people we stopped to get directions from and some random men dancing.
An area directly around the temple.
The Changu Narayan Temple is a World Heritage Site and what was great about it is that it is a lesser known and more out of the way temple to visit. This is great because you can actually walk through the area and really look at things without being jostled by crowds of tourists.
Even the small city entrance to the two-tiered pagoda style temple was quite lovely. Steep steps with little shops along the way where you can watch local people gather their water, shop for trinkets or just watch people walk by.
All around the shrine there were lions, elephants and other animals I didn’t recognize guarding the intricately designed structure.
There was a statute inside that shows Vishnu as Narayan, the creator of all life. There are so many beautiful and ornate decorations that I plan on going back to get a better look at the area.
I consider many things in life works of art. My favorite is that of nature and smiles. The following photos fit nicely into this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of art. Even the area outside of the temple was quite beautiful. I hope you enjoy the photos. I’ve included some photos from one other hash that really show how beautiful many areas outside of the city here can be.