Life in central Kathmandu
Central Kathmandu is a mixture of modern buildings, run down older structures and a variety of temples, some dating back many centuries. Some of the prominent temples are situated at the junction of several streets, others are in a small square between medium high-rise buildings. The temple shown in the photo above is one of the latter. Much of life revolves around such temples.
Throughout the day people can be seen sitting around on the steps leading to these temples. Some of these are there attempting to sell a variety of items. Others gather there to use the taps and to do their washing. All the time there is movement, pedestrians, cyclists, taxis, rickshaws and motor bikes.