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City of contrasts

309.City of Contrasts
Photo By: Siddhi Lal Kayestha
Posted Date: 9th December

Certainly one of the most culturally rich capital cities in the world, Kathmandu has it’s own unique place. It has been ruled by several different dynasties from the Kirats, the Licchavis, the Mallas and the Shahs to the modern republic capital. This city has seen a lot and has like any other capital felt the effects of modernization. But still the old Kathmandu lives on.

A golden heaven to the most famous artists in the world, it has the old palaces of kings, the Kathmandu Durbar Square,has been listed as an UNESCO world heritage site. Hence, it will be preserved for the future. One can see in the picture how the old Kathmandu and the new Kathmandu have blended. We can see several centuries in this one single capture. The city has been able to do this admirably and lets hope we go into tomorrow’s Nepal whilst still preserving it’s grand heritage.

70 thoughts on “City of contrasts

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  2. Thank you all for the comments. I hope the LIN editor will work to resolve a problem related with distorted picture.

  3. thanks shutter… for your nice comments on this pic. We can send the pic to LIN Editor and request them to remove distortion before posting. lets see if it works.

  4. Rare viewpoint makes this picture by Shiddi very interesting to look at. Well capture of late evening light which has played a strong role in making color tone subtle. Lovely picture I must say.

    ‘City of Contrast’ is a thoughtful caption however composition of picture stressed more on old heritage of Kathmandu Darbar Square with only small patch of urban jungle as its backdrop. Without a doubt, vertical composition (which enables to include more modern houses sprouted behind) could make this caption more meaningful. The main pathway which is leading viewers to the ‘contrast’ is one nice element of this picture.

    Hope to see more such contribution here in LIN from Siddhi Lal Kayestha in coming day.

    Picture got distorted because the size (H/W) is large and unable to get fit into the viewing page. Technically I have no idea how to make it looks undistorted but I think sending LIN Editor a moderate picture size can be its easy solution.

  5. Another budding photographer in making in D2 I believe. 😀 Keep the good work. Hope to see more snaps from you.

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