Rams, presented again by the great Carl Rungius.
the beads I had just bought. A Buddhist monk, may even be a refugee from Tibet.
The “Northern King”, by Carl Rungius.
There are a lot of pigeons atop Swayambunath. They get fed, naturally.
This smallish stupa is on the ground of Swayambunath. There is a definite difference in style between Nepalese and Tibetan stupas. This illustrates one of key elements: towards the top there is a… Continue reading
As a reminder this and the past two pictures are of paintings and there’s a few more coming).Carl Rungius painted this black bear in an appealing colorful setting.
Chief. Robert Bateman , the artist behind this painting is, just like Carl Rungius, of established fame. Mr. Bateman is still alive and he paints animals and birds in the wild from an… Continue reading
In good Nepali fashion, the line is blurred between Hinduism and Buddhism. Swayambunath is a stupa, therefore it’s a Buddhist monument. And we heard earlier that 80% of the population in Nepal is… Continue reading
There are two large stupas in Katmandu: this one and Bodanath. Swayambunath is a little outside town. It is on top of a hill and is so big that it would not be… Continue reading
Carl Rungius is one of the leading artists of wildlife painting. He lived from 1869 to 1959 and is now a favorite of collectors. The National Wildlife Art Museum in Jackson Hole has… Continue reading