Sunday, June 23, 2013
|Durbar Square, Kathmandu (durbar means "palace")|
Watching the pigeons getting fed at Durbar Square - the place where kings were legitimized,
am told by a Nepalese man that these birds bring good luck.
They are fed generously and coo happily.
The flapping of their wings are insurmountable.
They fly in the mist of seated village folk, settle by several dozen maybe hundreds among the tiered
temples, and sit on the heads of the gods and goddesses of old time Hindu Shivas,
they infest this place - they rule now.
They make it remarkable too, this gray bird of commonness.