Saturday, September 26, 2009

STL DPB On The Road: Game Time In Nepal

The steep road from the parking lot to Changu Narayan temple, outside of Kathmandu, is lined with little stores selling things to tourists. There were few visitors on the day we were there and business was slow. These two men passed the time playing a game I saw many times in Nepal - never did figure out the point.

I said I was going to get back to leaving comments on my friends blogs last night. Yeah, right. I fell asleep around 7 o'clock and proceeded stay conked out for the next 12 hours. I got to be over the jet lag now. Back to my duties today. And there's local material to shoot: the annual Dancing In The Streets festival is today. Got some good stuff at last year's event.

More Nepal and Tibet pix gradually being posted here.


Ming the Merciless said...

It's Carrom", which I played as a kid. It's like air hockey or billiards except the surface is this super polished wood dusted with talc powder.

cieldequimper said...

They look *very* happy, maybe because they know that you *don't* know the purpose of the game! Sleep well!

JT said...

Welcome back! I love the smiles on the gentlemen.

Anonymous said...

hi there, it's me ..that guy Scar. the game those are playing its called "kerambut"'s really fun...I used to play when I was kid in Bangladesh. as you saw's sort of like mini version of pool'd use your fingers.