Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistHarry KikstraPlatinum Member CollectionSmiles
DescriptionEven the Maoist strikes and the government curfews and all the resulting inconvenience could not break the good temper of the poor people from Kathmandu, Nepal. The Nepali were not allowed to go on the streets during the day, but they could stay at the holy places, so they just went there early morning and enjoyed the fresh breezes and views over the city all day. Nepali never seem to worry too much, they are quite pragmatic and see the good side of most bad things that happen to them. They just hang up a few more prayer flags, thousands of them can be seen out of focus in the back here.
Sometimes people ask me to send them the photograph, as I always show them the result on my little screen of the digital camera. It is hard to explain that I normally do not make prints, and most people do not have a fixed street address anyway. But this woman was the first I asked that had an email address, so I want to send her this copy, but somehow the small scrap of paper with her address got lost during the trip.
So if anybody knows this friendly woman, living close to the Swayambunath temple in Kathmandu, please show her this website and thank her for me!
Harry Kikstra, Earth Member Since February 2007 Artist StatementWho am I?
Harry Kikstra, a climber/expedition leader/ photographer/ filmmaker/ producer/ writer/ public speaker/ cyclist and many other things that have to do with sharing the beauty of the outdoors. I have climbed the 7 continental highpoints and have travelled a lot and will not stop soon, though normally I am based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Contact me if you want other images or galleries from ExposedPlanet and I will add them.
I, Harry Kikstra, have started ExposedPlanet.comnot only as a way to show my portfolio, but also to share the beauty of our planet. Nowadays negative press & media might make people scared of everything foreign or different: culture, religion, people and the places themselves. This xenophobia is taking over our lives and prevents us from seeing the real world as it is: a wonderful place with beautiful people. There are no bad or evil countries, religions or people. There is bad and good people in every culture, including your own.
I hope I can share a bit of the amazement I have enjoyed while travelling the 7 continents. The more I see, the more I know I still have to see and I will. Life is too short to focus on not-existing enemies & fears.
The posters here all have small borders, with the name of the image and "ExposedPlanet" on them. If needed, they can be cut off or covered with a mat, if you just want to look at the subject only. If needed, I can upload a 'clean' version, just ask. Also please let me know if you are looking for a specific image or subject, as there are many more where these came from and I might be able to help you out, see also my website for a few hundred examples.
These images will also show more of the culture and other nature that is to be found on our 7 continents. I hope that it will sparkle your imagination, make you curious or even just educate you a bit, being maybe the 3 most important aspects of society in my view. A picture can say more than a 1000 wars and can maybe help understand the world around us. It's a small place, so maybe we can make the best of it together..