September 30, 2011

Pashupatinath Temple Reflected

Kathmandu, Nepal, 2010

This is a very small portion of the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, reflected in Bagmati River.

For James' Weekend Reflections. Details better seen enlarged.

30 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

great reflections - beautiful motiv :)

Karen said...

A terrific reflection and beautiful colours.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely temple and beautiful reflections, Cisca! I do love the watery ones! Wishing you a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Woody said...

That is very beautiful, thank you for sharing!

H said...

What rich textures. A great photo!

Shiva, the destroyer who clears the way for the new and dances on the head of the demon in his circle of fire. He is the one whom the children in school always remember :)

Kim, USA said...

Awesome reflection Francisca. ^_^

Weekend Reflection

Andy said...

Your photo is extremely impressive. I am always amazed at the number of world sights you have seen.

Lesley said...

I guess, since you are not Hindu, this was as close as you were going to get to this holy temple!

'Tsuki said...

Very nice reflection, Francisca. It feel so zen ! I like it lot.

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

i was planning on saying that i like the red... but on closer inspection I wonder if that was not an attempt to erase some graffiti? maybe they should have painted the whole wall - now that would have been dramatic!

joo said...

Oh, Francisca - another place of my dreams! Wow, thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend:)

Emille said...

Wow, I'm envious! Our son was at the border of Nepal -because he was in India for 3 weeks He has a former room mate that's now a doctor, working in Nepal. He suggested to our son not to go in, because it may be hard to get out...but with your job you probably don't encounter that problem:):)
By the way, great reflection!

Vicki/Jake said...

I too loved the colors and the awesome reflection here. So impressive!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful building, beautiful reflections. Mickie ;)

Arija said...

Oh so beautiful! What a perfect place to be.

ladyfi said...

Oh, I could gaze at this all day long. Superb shot!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Which is more beautiful, the temple or its reflection? It's impossible to decide!

LOVE THAT REFLECTION!

Tell reflections that you love them,
Spurn reflections, if you dare.
Keep reflections out of darkness,
Keep them in the sun’s harsh glare!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Reflection in Wayside Pool

Halcyon said...

Now this is something worth seeing in double. Very nice reflection. :)

Jacob said...

Gorgeous shot and reflection! I would guess this place is open to the public.

Can you imagine how much time and money has gone into the building religious structures around the world since the beginning of time and how much could have been done with that energy and money if it had been expended toward actually helping people in need?

Re the WV - no problems so far. I'm getting lots of spam - porn stuff from anonymous - but I had that before and I simply delete it.

Kay L. Davies said...

A beautiful place with a lovely reflection, Francisca. I wonder if the river had anything to do with it being declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Saving rivers is as important as, if not more important than saving ancient buildings, and to save the two together would be great.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Judie said...

What an excellent photo, Francisca! Please check your "X" post, because I was finally able to leave a comment!!!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful Francisca! How many World Heritage Sites have you visited? I'm betting it's quite a few.

Virginia said...

I would love to visit Nepal and this proves why! That glorious wall, I would love to photograph that! Your reflection is perfect.
V

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wonderful scene. Is that graffiti behind that red on the wall?

JM said...

I LOVED Pashupatinath!!! What a magical place it is. First cremation I've witnessed, will never forget it.

EG Wow said...

I love the colours and the reflection here.

James said...

An interesting place, excellent composition and a great reflection!

Evelyn said...

Beautiful.

awarewriter said...

The colors are marvelous Francisca. Digital colors are way over the top too often.

Chrissy Brand said...

A stunning building even without that great reflection ;-)

Chrissy
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