Wolfgang's photos with the Lalitpur

Hanuman sculpture and peacock windows in Patan

Hanuman sculpture and peacock windows in Patan
The beautiful peacock window carving is typical Newa art. Some windows 200 years and older.
Hanuman is a Hindu deity, who is an ardent devotee of Rama, a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana. A general among the vanaras, an ape-like race of fore…
Added on October  7, 2010

Repairing electricity lines in Patan

Repairing electricity lines in Patan
It seems that the man soon finds the right wring which needs to renew.
Added on October  7, 2010

Inside Mani Keshar Chowk in Patan

Inside Mani Keshar Chowk in Patan
A Newa man brings his two kids into this temple. Hinduism and Buddhism are fused together.
Its main feature is an outstanding collection of cast bronze and gilt copper work, mostly of Hindu and Buddhist deities.
Added on October  7, 2010

The door into Mani Keshar Chowk in Patan

The door into Mani Keshar Chowk in Patan
Mani Keshar Chowk keeps a fine art museum. This renovated Patan Museum is one of the finest museums on the subcontinent. A "must" to visit for every body who comes to Patan.
Added on October  7, 2010

Newa man sitting at the door to the temple

Newa man sitting at the door to the temple
Traditionally, the Newars are an urban people with farmlands and farmhouses located on the outskirts of the cities and towns. In Patan town the majority are Newar people.
Although it is widely believed that Newars are native of Kathmandu valley only, ther…
Added on October  7, 2010

Scene at the Janmaadya Jatra festival

Scene at the Janmaadya Jatra festival
Newars are well known for their lavish festivals. The word Jatra is used for carnivals.
Added on April  7, 2008

Scene at the Janmaadya Jatra festival

Scene at the Janmaadya Jatra festival
Added on April  7, 2008

At the top of the stupa

At the top of the stupa
Added on April  7, 2008

Climbing up the stupa

Climbing up the stupa
Added on April  7, 2008

Small girls in Patan

Small girls in Patan
Added on April  7, 2008

Market in front of the pagoda in Patan

Market in front of the pagoda in Patan
Added on April  7, 2008

Turning the prayer wheels

Turning the prayer wheels
Added on April  4, 2008

Women give their donation lamps

Women give their donation lamps
In front of the Hiranya Varna Mahaa Vihar tempel
Added on April  4, 2008

The door into Mani Keshar Chowk in Patan

The door into Mani Keshar Chowk in Patan
Added on April  4, 2008

Inside the Golden Temple in Patan

Inside the Golden Temple in Patan
The photo was taken inside the Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) in Patan. The temple was founded during the 12th Century. Patan’s Golden Temple simple from the outside and majestic from the inside, with stone gates produced by the silakars whose de…
Added on April  5, 2008

Entrance into the Hiranya Varna Mahaa Vihar Temple Patan

Entrance into the Hiranya Varna Mahaa Vihar Temple Patan
A Buddhist temple known locally as Golden temple Rudra Varna Mahavihar; Mahaboudha Temple. This is on the way to Banglamukhi temple from Durbar Square.
Added on April  5, 2008

In front of the Hiranya Varna Mahaa Vihar Temple in Patan

In front of the Hiranya Varna Mahaa Vihar Temple in Patan
This beautiful pagoda temple dates from the 14th century and is distinctive for its bright golden color.
Added on April  5, 2008