Boudha Stupa is probably THE cultural destination in Kathmandu…for a reason. It is an extremely atmospheric place that continues to be a fascinating draw for me even after 18 months of living here, and my blog header for reason. There aren’t that many tourists but those that do come, click away at the mesmerizing Stupa eyes, and every tourist must have something similar to this iconic shot:
Yet we got to see a different side of the Stupa this weekend. It turned out to be a maintenance routine day, and it was fascinating to watch. It gave me a much better sense of its scale (and vulnerability) to see the guys up there with ladders.
Next the painter showed up. We saw buckets of what looked like whitewash and, sure enough, in a few minutes more guys showed up with more buckets and a very fast “paint job” was underway. Whitewash isn’t paint and behaves very differently. (If you’re interested in how to whitewash see my earlier post). I’m sure our Greek friends would be interested to see the “chuck it” method of whitewash application!
4 thoughts on “Boudhha: A Little Wash and Brush Up”
was this done during Saarcification process?
No. Just this weekend. There was either a Buddhist holiday or festival coming up, or it was routine maintenance.
I usually read posts on my laptop or iPad… this evening I decided to view on my desk top monitor screen. So glad I did… made the colors and size of the monument more vivid!
What an interesting process… talk about being in the right place at the right time. 🙂
Yes, it was. And there was also the added bonus of being able to sit and eat some pretty decent pizza as I watched!