my diary of Nepal
An evening on Gokyo Peak
It was late afternoon when we arrived on Gokyo Peak. A group of trekkers gathered to watch the sunset. In front of us loomed Everest, juxtaposed against an ultramarine sky. To the west. the peaks of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhoste and Makalu, glowed brightly in the orange light. The temperature was dropping as I worked. The watercolors froze on the paper leaving an intricate patchwork of ice crystals behind. My friend set up his tripod for night shots. The others left for the village below. Alone now, we relaxed as night set in with a full moon rising over Everest .
Gokyo Peak is at the end of the Gokyo valley in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The Peak is a 2 hour climb from from the summer grazing village of Gokyo (15,720 ft). to the look out point at 18000 ft. From here, at a distance of 12 kilometers from Mount Everest, one has a panorama of the entire Everest Range. The views from here are spectacular possibly surpassing those from Base Camp.
" My introduction to south Asia in 1980 was on a three month excursion trekking in Nepal and traveling through the plains of central India. I painted along the way, mostly sketches, things that caught my eye. I keep returning, going back as one might for an extra helping of a delicious food."
" I hope to convey a certain sense of magic that permeates Nepal"
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Pashupati, the festival
Durbar Square, Kathmandu
Pilgrims, Pashupatinath Thamel, Kathmandu Sadhu, Pashupatinath
The man on the Moped
A man and his son drove up and stopped. The large stalk of bananas they carried, looked awkwardly out of proportion to the small red motorbike they were riding. As if on cue, a group of monkeys appeared and surrounded them. The man would break off bananas and toss them to the screaming monkeys. For a moment it was sheer chaos, and then, when all the bananas were gone, they all disappeared.
They knew the man, he had been doing this for years. They would gather each day and wait for his motorbike with the bananas to appear.
Kathmandu Patan Bhaktapur Boudhanath Pokhara
As we approached the bridge - Upper Mustang
Work as play
The Exhibition (click on the links below to view the images)