What could be more exhilarating as a kid than flying through the air on a swing? The sense of freedom…. Flying like you’re a bird!
Every September/October, during the Dashain festival, these simple (but huge!) bamboo swings are built all over Nepal for the kids to play on. There’s one in every village and plenty of kids enjoying the ride. The swings disappear pretty quickly after the festival. We’ve wondered why they don’t just leave them up, but perhaps they become unsafe over time? As it is, that’s a long way to fall….they’re pretty good at it, though!
More travel theme entries here: http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/12/12/travel-theme-freedom
Right to left to shows the progress from chunk of stone to lion. These photos were taken at a third generation stone carving factory in Kathmandu, where we watched the back backing work of carving. It takes painstaking detail, skill and experience to acquire this slowly learnt, slowly executed craft. Some things are worth the investment of time.
This post participated in the Travel Theme of “Slow”. See more entries here.