Eyes of Buddha

Some views of Kathmandu’s famous Buddhist temples, and from them.



 Prayer wheels at Swayambunath

 Overlooking Kathmandu from Swamambunath



 Hanging prayer flags at Boudhanath

 Monks circling the mandala at Boudhanath


 Last light on the steps to Swayambunath

These last two are favorites. I looked at the eyes in this photo dozens of times before I saw the last pigeon. How many pigeons do you count? Answer below.

Buddha eyes on the temple of Swayambunath (and eleven pigeons)

Buddha eyes on the temple at Swayambunath. Saffron water is thrown from buckets to make the gold rounded shapes on the white temple dome.