Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ding Dong the King is Gone

This is the famed Pink Palace I have told you about! Finally snapped it. Pretty, eh? The Narayanhiti Palace was built in 1963. I don't have words but the obvious does jump out - as in - why pink? Last night its famous (here anyway) occupant finally moved out. I'm not sure why it took so long for the man to read the Himalayan Tea Leaves but he left last night with crowds outside the palace gates both cheering and crying. Royalists tried to throw themselves in front of his limo. Republicans applauded and raised the Nepali flag. We tried to watch all this on TV to no avail because the Nepali channels were scrambled. What, pray tell, was that about?

Every day I drive past these faux snow covered towers at another Palace entrance and try to come up with Disney Theme Park attraction name for them.
It is all being turned into a museum and I will be one of the first in line.
Namaste, Laurel

1 comment:

American in Norway said...

J E A L O U S.... Kathmandu seems a heck of a lot more intereting that Fredrikstad...