Heartbreak & Inspiration – Nepal Earthquake

Rob Thomas Photography

Family recovering and removing materials from a building destroyed in the Nepal Earthquake of 25th April 2015. Family recovering and removing materials from a building destroyed in the Nepal Earthquake of 25th April 2015.

It is nearly 5 months since the devastating earthquake hit Nepal. Life appear oddly ‘normal’ on the surface. Kathmandu is still lively, noisy and eclectic. Although I have been told it would normall be very lively, very noisy and very eclectic were it not for a ‘perfect storm’ of natural and man-made disasters.

The earthquake happened just before the monsoon period. The heavy rain from this annual event excerbated the poor recovery from the quake. Especially in the hills and mountains of Central Nepal. For 2/3rds of the journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara the bus passes many ‘tents’ outside what appear to be perfectly normal houses. These tents are the sleeping accommodation for the building owners and occupants, too nervous to stay inside overnight as they structures are damaged too badly to be…

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