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Remember to Pay The Ferryman. (Pokhara Nepal).

By UrbaneMagick
Ok, it's not the River Styx, but he's still earnt his corn.

Iv'e uploaded a set of photos , of the views from the Pagoda( Himalayas) & of the temple itself.

The Main peak seen in the variants is Fishtail mountain, so called as unusually, it has a twin peak.
Fishtail Mountain is deemed Holy in Nepal, and as such, no licence has ever been granted to climb it, and to this day, it remains unsummitted!

This Nepalese gentleman rowed me from one side of Lake Phewa in Pokhara to the other .
The side I wanted held the World Peace Pagoda, a stunning recently built temple, with a magnificent back drop of the Himalayas.

Sadly, although only built (at huge cost) in 2006, it is already in danger of collapse and sits precariously on a scree & mud slope.
In August of last year, it was instrumental in a landslide, that killed six people dwelling below.

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Lakes Nepal India Landscape and travel Pokhara Tibet Wildlife and nature Portraits and people

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sawsengee Plus
13 6 28 Malaysia
12 Jan 2015 10:50AM
lovely series & reportage .....V1,V2 & V3 are superb, capturing what Pokhara is reputed to have. I missed Pokhara because of the cold & stomach cram I had....it will have to be another chapter in my return to Nepal. Smile

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UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 11:09AM
You'll love it Sawsengee x
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
12 Jan 2015 1:27PM
A real flavour of the location Gareth, and the landscape too. My awardSmile
Ron
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 2:46PM
Thankyou Ron Smile
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
12 Jan 2015 3:26PM
A stunning series Gareth. I must say your chief 'paddler' looks remarkably well attired.!!!!!!!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 158 England
12 Jan 2015 4:54PM
We stayed in Pokhara on our trip top Nepal as well. A lovely reminder. Fishtail is easier to spell and pronounce than Machhapuchchhre or Machhapuchhre (माछापुच्छ्रेWink Grin

DAve
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 5:05PM
Hi Dave, I liked it there, met some lads who still ring me every other day, so just fir that the trip was worth it Smile and yes, I'll have to stick to calling it Fishtail :-P
Ray12 Plus
6 151 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 5:14PM
Know it well.. did paragliding from here (Sarangkot).
widtink 7 406 2 Scotland
12 Jan 2015 6:52PM
Great set , you must have had a fantastic trip Grin

Rod
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 6:57PM
Cheers Rid, Yeh, done India several times, but Nepal has stolen my heart Smile
9 Beautiful photos witch wonderful colours with great attention to detail beautiful photography SmileSmileSmileSmile
BRITCHIE
fazzer 10 54 7 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2015 8:16PM
A great set Gareth, its like I'm reliving my trip...thanks
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2015 2:54AM
A most original and beautiful set... Each shot worth a solo showing...
I would never guess that Nepal was so photogenic... Grin
IB
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2015 9:51AM
Thankyou Ching. It's one of the few places, where everywhere you look is a photo opportunity. Also, it's huge, vast even, so need to go back several times yet Smile

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