Archive for December, 2012


I was going to post the top 30 or so but didn’t have the internet capabilities to complete in time. These are two of my favorites.  If anyone has any comments on what they would like to see in my blog in 2013, including ways to improve my posts please comment.

Happy New Year!

Darjeeling, India Mountain View

Darjeeling, India Mountain View

Kuakata Sunset

Kuakata Sunset

SULTANA WANTED ME TO SEE HER GRANDCHILD.  I THEN WANTED A PHOTO OF THE TWO OF THEM.

Proud Grandma!

Proud Grandma!

I STOP AT THIS TEA STAND SOME MORNINGS FOR TEA OR MAYBE BREAKFAST IF I AM CLOSE TO THE BIHARI CAMP.

Bihari man with nice punjabi!

Bihari man with nice punjabi!

OUR HOUSE-HELPER’S MOTHER HAS A ONE-ROOM DWELLING, WHICH SHE SHARES WITH HER SON, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AND THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS.  Much of  their cooking and serving containers are stored under the bed.  This is in one of the many Bihari camps in Bangladesh.  The fresh lavender paint gives the room a nice look.

Hunting for a kitchen item under the bed.

Hunting for a kitchen item under the bed.

THIS IS A COMMON VIEW OUT OUR HOTEL WINDOW ON SCHOOL DAYS!

View from Above!

View from Above!

I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE THESE STRAWBERRIES AT THIS TIME OF YEAR!  They let me taste me one, and I immediately bought a small pack to take back for Alice to taste as well.  We are enjoying our stay at the Hotel Encounter Nepal hotel.  The tub and hot water are a special treat for my wife, Alice!

A large pile of strawberries brings back childhood memories of picking 100 quart of berries on my parent's strawberry patch!

A large pile of strawberries brings back childhood memories of picking 100 quart of berries on my parent’s strawberry patch!

I HAD ALREADY CHOSEN THIS PHOTO FOR MY BLOG WHEN I REALIZED IT SHOWED A COMMON MISTAKE PHOTOGRAPHERS MAKE.  Always make sure you check out the background. It looks like the bamboo is sticking out of the lady’s head!

Bengali Lady in Colorful Sari!

Bengali Lady in Colorful Sari!

THIS WAS A SHOT I COULDN’T RESIST AS WE PASSED PHILIPP’S RICKSHAW.  He should be enjoying Christmas with his family in Switzerland!

Our Friend, Phillip!

Our Friend, Philipp!

I THOUGHT THIS AN APPROPRIATE PHOTO SINCE THIS POST IS FOR CHRISTMAS DAY!  I just figured how to post these posts ahead!  It was so simple it almost jumped out and bit me.  My apologies for the many posts than a lull until Christmas day. I hope I am enjoying Christmas Day in Nepal with my wife, Alice.  I suspect it will be chilly, and on a cloudless day we might see snow-capped mountains.

A wreath with lights wrapped around it. This is in our living room!

A wreath with lights wrapped around it. This is in our living room!

 

I COULDN’T RESIST SLIPPING THIS EXTRA BLOG SINCE I DO HAVE INTERNET ACCESS HERE IN OUR ROOM.

We went to this coffee since it had Wi-Fi!  That day it seemed to have a poor connection, but at least I could recharge my laptop battery!  So much for my skills at photography!  In the photo of me, my face is in focus.  In the photo of Alice her face is not in focus! Sorry, folks, maybe next time.

Sorting and tagging photos while drinking a pot of tea.

Sorting and tagging photos while drinking a pot of tea.

Happy with her Americano coffee while reading on her Kindle!

Happy with her Americano coffee while reading on her Kindle!

WE HAD A SPECIAL VISIT WITH FRIENDS.  WE HAD A NICE PASTA MEAL, FINISHING OFF WITH MISHTI, SWEET YOGURT, AND ICE CREAM.

Nice Looking Fresh Salad

Nice Looking Fresh Salad

Shy Sophia next to Daddy!

Shy Sophia next to Daddy!

I DECIDED TO SEE THE EFFECT OF A PORTRAIT IN AN ELEVATOR THAT WAS WALLED WITH MIRRORS! I like the effect.

Sweet smile either way you look at it!

Sweet smile either way you look at it!