Early morning was a magic time in Kathmandu, Nepal. People walked in from the semi-rural surrounding areas to markets just off the central Durbar Square. I typically resided on "Pig Street" just below the spot where this picture was taken. Named for the many pigs that lived in the street, it was also home to some of Kathmandu's cheapest accommodation. An acceptable, though spartan room, usually with a bed, could be had for three rupees -- about 30 cents a night, including cold shower on the roof.

1977, 1999 Richard McGuire

Previous Page Home Next Page