The last few decades brought in a lot of changes(political, economic and in the physical landscape) in Kathmandu as well as in the whole country. Here's just a glimpse of the changing landscape of Kathmandu. While the new photos are from Explore Himalaya's archive, the old pictures have been sourced from " Images of a Century – The Changing Townscapes of Kathmandu Valley."
Now – 2012
Bhaktapur Durbar Square – Sometime before the great earthquake of 1934.
Now – 2012 (Thanks to the German funded Bhaktapur Durbar Square restoration project, everything looks ship shape!)
Rani Pokhari in central Kathmandu
Now – Though the picture has not been taken from the same vantage point, one can see the difference in the landscape.
Then- before 1934
Now – 2012
Thapathali – Kupondol Bridge – River Bagmati
Residents of Kathmandu know what has become of this once beautiful spot. The least said the better.
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