Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Kathmandu


This is not symbolic, but a simple fact, that the only time I have been away from home on my birthday, I was in Kathmandu.

On reflection, I was still young and had the widest eyes at that age. Having rarely left UK soil, Kathmandu was a land rich in my imagination and alas, I was at the point of having enough money from the 9 to 5 job to make escape possible - the irony.

We were crossing the expanse of Durbar square ( a central complex of palaces, courtyards and temples including the abode of the Living Goddess, built between the 12th and 18th centuries) the old centre of Nepalese life.  It was dusk, and the sun-down light splayed kaleidoscope rays through fine dust particles in the air, making the atmosphere magically appear to glisten.  I remember, at that exact moment sensing my boyfriend's hand holding mine, giving it a protective squeeze, because he could see my wonderment spinning like propellors and it was all he could do to hold me from floating-off.

Globally inspired wares - free to Link so join in and spread the word : )  New member of the Etsy Global Chic Team : globalchiccreations

23 comments:

  1. I would so love to visit there. If I ever get the chance I am not certain I wouldn't float away and never come back down.

    Beautiful photograph too

    Dafeenah

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  2. I spent my 21st birthday in Kathmandu after crossing overland from Tibet and passing by Everest (squeal!). ten years later (last year) i found myself back in Kathmandu at 31 and went with my boyfriend to the same little bar where I had celebrated a decade earlier. it was so surreal, and so awesome to be back with a different set of eyes. i can certainly relate to that 'floating-off' feeling!!

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  3. You've painted such an evocative picture with your words. Beautiful!

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  4. Such a great idea for a post! I added a bracelet we made in Goa at the end of a 2 month trip to India last month, I took the photo there too and every time I look at it it makes me miss India a little bit more!

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  5. Wow - I love this backstory too Aoife. Thank you for joining in : )

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  6. Love the post, and also love the idea of globally inspires wares! Just added my miniature book, I hope it's appropriate. I always get inspired by the colours of the landscapes.. I'm a wanderlust king!

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  7. Great Linky party. I used to have some African placemats I could have added, but they sold. Beautiful items here.

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  8. Wonderful post, what a fantastic memory to hold. Loved checking out the globally inspired goodies too:):)

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  9. Gorgeous photo and what a wonderful adventure!

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  10. that picture is amazing. i can just imagine being there..

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  11. Seems like it was a great vacation! I need one! Have a great weekend!

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  12. love textile,love traveling,just came back from Cuba, completely change you mind seeing new cultures...

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  13. Beautiful collection! My work is very inspired by the embroidery, color and patterns seen in fabrics in India. So glad to be in this feature.

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  14. So much cool stuff! Thanks for joining

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  15. Lovely stuff presented here...Thanks for this

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  16. Thanks so much..love your blog!

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  17. Hi everyone - thanks for joining in! Please keep me updated if you do sell one of your items - I'd like to know : )

    I sold my pouches as soon as it was showcased here and I want the same to happen for you xx

    Now, I am off around the Social Media-verse to bring more attention : )

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  18. Lovely blog with marvelous entries!
    Thank you for sharing such colorful and nice items!

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  19. Oh Kathmandu! I have some curtains from Sari Material that I bought when I was there in my foyer(http://jonesstyle.blogspot.com/). Such a magical and intense place! Great Blog btw, can't wait to see more of your lovely, colorful, magical, and intense items!

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