It was just a year ago that Tim and I visited Kathmandu. Today I am grieved to learn of a massive earthquake that has devastated the area. As of last count over 1400 have lost their lives and the count is expected to rise. It is being reported that much of the historic UNESCO site of Durban Square had been demolished.
I wrote a brief (for me) blog entry last year and at the time intended to go back through my many pictures and try to give more justice to this deserving destination. Click here to see my initial post and pictures.
I want to remember this area as we experienced it. I know that some of you have also visited Nepal and join me in prayers for the families who have lost so much. Priceless structures, religious icons, and historical sites are now destroyed and can not be replaced.
But mostly it is the people who I am heartbroken about and for. They were kind, warm and welcoming to us, eager to share their story, or simply sit beside you to spend time enjoying the day.
For those of you who have never had the opportunity to visit Kathmandu, I hope that my pictures below will give you a small look into some that has been lost to the world today.
Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful that I had the great privilege of seeing this beautiful city and historical site before it was hit with this massive destruction. Kathmandu and all of Nepal, you are in our hearts and prayers as you move forward. May you find strength and friendship in the International community who wish you comfort at this time.