November 2, 2011
August 27, 2011
Magician Dan White travels to Nepal to learn some of the magical secrets of the Mysterious East. Beautiful exotic landscapes. Folkloric story elements with people fooling each other over power, mystery, magic and illusion. Completely unbelievable, as the narrator ironically speaks – for he is a professional magician – yet still completely delightful.
Certainly you could watch this only for the flavour of the selected views of easily accessible Bhaktapur, and the romantic colour of the mountains and trails and be still very well entertained. The story elements are extra, and just too much fun. Lamont Cranston would be proud.
Discovery Channel’s “The Supernaturalist” is Super Stupid at The Skeptical Teacher has opinions.
June 5, 2011
August 13, 2010
April 12, 2008
Just moments ago we received an email from Narayan Chitrikar, the Thangka artist living in Bhaktapur, who is visiting his children in Michigan. He included this photo of the great chariot rolled out for Bisket Jatra. Sunny’s Guest house is to the left of this great temple in the background. The wheels for the chariot were stored across the road from the guest house, just behind the temple. Happy New Year 2065!
February 3, 2008
February 1, 2008
Here is that five tiered roofed temple again in a Time Photo Essay.
January 31, 2008
Nepal keeps popping up as a topic here. This site, Spirit of Baraka features still shots from Baraka – a film by Ron Fricke. Here, an image from Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square. In the background, the Siddhi Lakshmi with the guardian statues; in the foreground left Vatsala Durga with the “gate” on one corner of the step.