Now and then I realize I have a collection of items that are too good not to share but have been too random to include in other posts. I present you now with this summer’s collection, the Worldedge Restaurant.
1. An old lady tending to a street a cow.
As deities, cows freely wander the streets of Nepal, and there are a number of regulars on the stretch that runs between Jarebar and Lakeside. They rummage through the gutters and depend on the kindness of strangers. One day I noticed this old lady attentively grooming one of these gentle animals by the side of the road in the middle of the afternoon.
2. Paragliders sailing over the valley.
I snapped them one day on the bus ride home to Kaskikot.
3. Hotel Touch Nepal Worldedge Restaurant
I walk past this establishment each night on my way home, and either nobody was able to reach consensus about which words to include in the business title so they went for everything, or they just have a bit of confusion regarding core mission. In any case, I’m thinking it’s probably best not to use Hotel Touch Nepal for lodging purposes.
4. This shop of things made entirely out of tin.
Such as storage chests, chimneys, and watering pots.
5. Pascal and Aidan entertaining themselves at home while the electricity is out.
Because you need power to charge things, but not to dance in the dark.
6. Aamod’s Shrek Bike
When Aamod puts this cover on his motorbike each day outside the office, it convincingly resembles Shrek. Unfortunately I failed to photo his actual motorbike every day for two months, so on the last day I tried to recreate Shrek on a bicycle, which is why he looks a little anorexic.
7. A plant lake
During the summer, Phewa Lake apparently becomes so sodden with greenery that it turns in to an enormous garden with boats in it.
8. The Delhi Airport
Officially and unequivocally the most lavishly decorated circus of an airport on the globe, today’s edition of the Delhi airport brings us this buoyant use of indoor space, and these bottle holders – or something – in the airport hotel fitness center.
9. Aidan practicing his martial arts during a golden rainstorm.
Life is beautiful.