This is the final post from this past Spring’s exploration of Western Nepal. I’ll tell the story in the captions of the photos. Hope you enjoy it.
Behind Blue Doors
As we began to wind our way up into the mountains from Dhangadhi, we stopped at a couple of small tea stands along the way. I always enjoy these stops as a chance to interact with people and look for images that convey a sense of place.
As we traveled along the Terai, the plains abutting the foothills of the Himalaya, village life is lived much as it has been for centuries.
Soon it would be time to make the crossing into the mountains…
Our first look from on high into the valleys we would trek…
It was a continuing marvel to follow meandering pathways into the valleys below. We passed by village scenes little changed from centuries ago.
There’s always time to stop and photograph a blue door, and a baby goat.
After dropping a couple thousand feet we reached the villages where we would hold a medical camp for those too far away from big city hospitals, or without the financial resources to get there.
Women at this house were busy with an early season harvest.
A local woman from the village of Haat.
One evening we were present for a local village wedding. The wedding procession was complete with bagpipes and much, shall we say, merry making.
The groom rides a horse through the village and receives a congratulatory phone call on his cell phone.
The after effects of many such parties.
And there is, a look behind the blues doors of Western Nepal. Until next time Nepal…
Love those blue doors…..and the baby goat.
Great record of your visit. I love the way these people are so happy with what they have – albeit not very much. They seem contented!
I’ve always thought that those whom we call “poor” seem incredibly rich.
thanks for the beautiful pix. nepal countryside is so fine. i love it. did not get to see much in the 3 days i spent with Jesse.
It’s so nice to travel in those places not heavily touristed. So nice to experience “real.”
These photos make me want to be there. As usual, your talent in capturing not just the images but the ‘atmosphere’ is superb!
Appreciate that Melinda!
Getting to see a wedding had to be really cool. Celebrations in India and Nepal are so colorful and cool.
That was a fascinating celebration to catch!
Wow…these are beautiful! Some fabulous shots of the mountains…and a wedding to boot! Wouldn’t want to be the clean up crew on that party. I am glad to hear the follow up of the medical expeditions over there…and of course your photo documentary! 😀
Thanks Mrs P, Nepal is going to need our continued visitation, and our continued prayers, as they continue to recover from the earthquake!
Beautiful colors and scenery – really love the shot of the young girl on the bridge – I really want to visit Nepal – the culture just calls to me – like africa does also… Nice post – enjoyed
Thanks, I appreciate you taking time to stop by and for your comments. Nepal is a wonderful country.
Of course… It was well worth the comment – Great post 🙂
nice photos¡¡¡ 🙂