Monday, 22 November 2010

Nepal 2: Bricks and Stones

The temples and older buildings in Katmandu are all decorated with detail brickwork. They sometimes get lost in all the other colours and chaos of street life.

A dado here..

and a corner detail there..

When I go back (yes, I'll be back) I will look for a building supply store to buy some of these.

Outside the city we were surprised to see the quality of the stone masonry. Simple rural houses and walls were built with the greatest precision and skill.

In the building walls the openings were filled with mud, but in the garden walls they were just dry stacked...

..and moss covered

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