Chandu Narayan & Museum
Tribute and Celebration of Nepal — Photography by Gary Braasch — Sales to benefit earthquake recovery.
Viewers are invited to purchase prints or license rights for publication — our net proceeds will be donated to offer the most direct aid based on advice from our friends in the Bhaktapur area.
The final set of images is from the oldest temple in Nepal, Changu Narayan, a few kilometers north of Bhaktapur. The temple stands, although damaged and temporarily shored up with timbers. Sadly great damage was inflicted on the buildings of the temple grounds, including the home of the Living Traditions Museum which had installed its Nepalese art and culture treasures there only in the past three years. Founder and curator Judith Chase, who has lived and worked in Nepal for over 35 years, photographing, documenting and collecting village culture, reported that most of the collection was saved from the crumbled brick buildings.
We thank Judith and her husband Jim Danisch (links provide direct connection with their museum and organic farming community work in earthquake recovery); and the staff of the Shiva Guest House, where we stayed in Bhaktapur.