Our visit started at Boudha at dusk..
As the light started to fail, the Stupa’s lights turned on and sparkled
and the colours intensified
until it was completely dark outside, but somehow the Buddha wisdom eyes were still visible, looking down.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Boudha Stupa at Night
Entering Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the most popular places to visit in Kathmandu. Its in the Buddhist section of town and a huge center of Buddhism in the city. We visited a while back when we first arrived in the city, but I didn’t have the chance to take pictures until now.
Dusk was falling and so was the rain. I was disappointed because I finally had my camera and a chance to capture the experience on film and the rain threatened the opportunity. But it quickly became intriguing how the umbrellas added to the atmosphere and pretty soon I found myself taking pictures of a very different Boudha. Here are a few of my favourite shots:
The parade of umbrellas traveled clockwise around the Stupa. The clockwise only rule still applies in the rain!
As dusk fell, the decorative lights started to turn on…
…and the Buddha eyes looked down.
The stores selling Buddhist trinkets and religious items started to close….
…but the devout carried on with their prayers.
The whole stupa was lit with thousands of fairy lights, which washed the temple with colour…
…and a spectacular sight when darkness came.