Lockdown gives Enthralling Shape to Kathmandu (Photo story)

Lockdown gives Enthralling Shape to Kathmandu (Photo story)

Kalpana Acharya/Kathmandu: Nepal has been into complete lockdown for last 43 days so does the Kathmandu valley-the home for 4 million people. Vehicular movement, shops, hotels and malls, schools and businesses, offices and markets are into standstill in an attempt to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

The nationwide lockdown has been extended until May 7 and the government is planning to lengthen it by two more weeks as the novel coronavirus cases rose to 82 after 7 people tested positive on Tuesday in Nepalgunj.

We went on to roads and some historical streets in the valley this morning to observe how it looks without human footprints. With no dust and pollution the city looked enthralling, calm and quiet. Find the city in photos:

 

 

2. A pedestrian on phone while crossing the Bhadrakali-Singhdarbar road section
A pedestrian on phone while crossing the Bhadrakali-Singhdarbar road section
3. Entrances of the isolated Soaltee Crown Plaza and the Platinum Hotel ( star hotels in Soaltimod)
Entrances of the isolated Soaltee Crown Plaza and the Platinum Hotel ( star hotels in Soalteemod)

 

Two vultures fighting on sky above the New road entrance gate while few others seen flying around
Two vultures fighting on sky above the New road entrance gate while few others seen flying around

 

Peepal tree leaves blowing over and by the side Jung Bahadur Rana’s (the initiator of Rana Regime in Nepal) –statute riding a horse near Bhadrakali Temple
Peepal tree leaves blowing over and by the side Jung Bahadur Rana’s (the initiator of Rana Regime in Nepal) –statute riding a horse near Bhadrakali Temple

 

6. Quiet Nakhhu (Lalitpur)- Balkhu/Kalanki (Kathamndu) section road
Quiet Nakhhu (Lalitpur)- Balkhu/Kalanki (Kathamndu) section road

 

7. A couple their way to home buying morning essentials while few others seen feeding pigeons at the Patan Durbar Square (the UNESCO World Heritage Site)
A couple their way to home buying morning essentials while few others seen feeding pigeons at the Patan Durbar Square (the UNESCO World Heritage Site)

 

Nepal’s first underpass road section at Kalanki built as part of the ring-road expansion with support from the Chinese government
Nepal’s first underpass road section at Kalanki built as part of the ring-road expansion with support from the Chinese government

 

9. The trees’ greenery and jacaranda flowers welcome motorcyclists moving towards Shashid Gate (Martyr’s gate) – at the Southern part of Tundikhel
The trees’ greenery and jacaranda flowers welcome motorcyclists moving towards Shashid Gate (Martyr’s gate) – at the Southern part of Tundikhel
1. A vulture flying above GhantaGhar (Nepal’s first public tower clock, built by Bir Shumsher) between two blossomed Jacaranda flower trees
A vulture flying above GhantaGhar (Nepal’s first public tower clock, built by Bir Shumsher) between two blossomed Jacaranda flower trees

 

 

Photos by: Deepesh D. Sherstha

 

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