This week, we will travel through time and space to revisit five destinations we have already visited, only that this time, we will look at them through black-and-white glasses. Given that the word ‘colors’ makes up half of the name of this blog, you are quite right if you guessed that this was not my idea – I was invited to this challenge by fellow blogger Jill’s Scene. The second stop on our journey takes us to Kathmandu, where we join two Nepali men as they watch the busy Durbar Square.
I like how the B/W rendering mediates a sense of calm that is barely tangible in the color version of the image. What they look at is a busy square with a colorful market, many temples and all the noise that is so typical of Kathmandu. For an impression, click on the video below. It was filmed just a few meters away from where they sat. For more images from Kathmandu, have a look at the article in which the video was originally posted.
The rules of the B/W challenge ask me not only to post a black-and-white image every day on five consecutive days but also to nominate a new participant in each of these posts. It is clear that whoever made these rules trusted us to break them – or the challenge would soon have reached every blogger on this planet. Instead, I would like to invite everyone to this challenge who feels compelled to do it.