Photographer's Note

I interrupt my sabbatical break to commemorate my 3rd anniversary here. As usual, I chose another oldie from my 1994 trip to Nepal, the last Hindu Kingdom of the world that now is a republic.

Despite I have to admit that some of the enchantment this site had on me has gone, I still find much pleasure participating in this photo site (I am tempted to say place instead), where the mix of healthy social interaction and discussion about Photography is unique and I believe that I would still have much the same enthusiasm if it wasn't for the desertion of some of the persons who I knew and began esteem. Somehow, the spirit of this site is so strong that if it persists after people leave, as I still have contact with much of the people I knew here and already left.

I won't be repeating the long "speeches" I wrote in earlier occasions like this. You can look at it in these posts (1, 2, 3, 4).

About the photo:

This was shot during a pause in the trek from Muktinath to Jomsom, in a very basic lodge on the bank of the Kali Gandaki, half way between Jomsom and Kagbeni that, as far as I remember, lies in the bottom of the path that is seen in the 2nd anniversary post. According to Google Earth, the place is called Akle Thati.

In a couple of occasions I thought about posting this as WS of this post of Mimi, as it reminds me much the portrait I am showing today.

Location (latitude, longitude): 28.8186,83.7743 (I am not sure about the accuracy, but my guess is that the error isn't higher than a pair of Kms /or miles)

Note on the location in TE: according to Wikipedia, all this region, from Jomsom to Lo Manthang and Muktinath is part of Dhawalagiri district. I put my posts in the Gandaki district following the others, as almost no one posts their photos of the region in the supposedly right place.

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