Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Long live the ... Republic!

Tomorrow is an incredibly historic day in the life of this country. The Royal Kingdom of Nepal will officially be no longer. It is Republic Day!

Headlines as we speak are that the new Constituent Assembly that was sworn in today has voted to convert the Royal Palace to a National Museum when the Republic is declared tomorrow. Here's the rub - the Guy Formerly Known as King (they should give him a symbol - like Prince!) is still living there. Hmm. Let's see how this plays out. I know. Someone should politely knock on the palace gates and clue the man in. Right.

There was talk about making the Palace into a new residence for a ceremonial head of state - aka a President. I'm glad they decided otherwise because I, for one, have been dying to see the inside of that Pink Palace with the faux snow covered columns at one of the entry gates. I would love to show you pictures of this but I'm not sure I am allowed to photograph it. At least until now! Now it belongs to the people. Watch this space.

If you can open the following link it shows a group of newly minted women CA members holding their CA Swag! It just struck me as funny. Clearly I'm desperate for humor.


Seriously, we hope tomorrow will be the beginning of a new and peaceful era for this lovely country and its people.



Donna Boucher said...

Hi Laurel,
What an interesting life!!!
I look forward to seeing your pictures!

Laurel said...

Donna - I've been to your site (as well as PWs of course) and you are a photo hero of mine! Thanks for visiting. Laurel