I mentioned on Monday that the cities of the Kathmandu valley are sort of like a living museum, but I don't think that really sums up just how marvelous they truly are. In addition to the brick and stone and metal used, they incorporate a lot of woodworking. In fact, as you look at them, it almost seems as if someone decided it would be offensive if they just put a plain piece of wood in wherever it was needed, so they carved the hell out of everything.
Khajuraho - but don't quote me on that.
|The famous peacock window - carved from a single piece of wood|