Photo Of The Day – Climbing Tall

Climbing Tall

ISO400, 40mm, f/6.3, 1/2000sec

ISO400, 40mm, f/6.3, 1/2000sec

A man (he was surprisingly old) climbs to the top of this wood and vine tower, sat atop a very large wooden-wheeled “chariot”, during a phase of it’s construction. It is later hauled by rope through the streets of Patan by gangs of men as part of the annual festival called Rato Machhendranath. It is held in honour of the God of Rain, venerated by both Hindus and Buddhists alike. I’ve seen this festival twice and it’s always amazes me. A huge crowd is always along to follow it’s often precarious procession through the streets.

Pulchowk, Kathmandu, Nepal – 11 May 2013

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s