Title: Weighing In
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia
Description: Walking the market below Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu shortly after the sun has risen, produce is traded in much the same fashion it has been for centuries. Buddhist monks stand nearby with their pots in their hands, asking for alms of rice from those who pass. A bicycle is covered in blackening bananas, 40 bunches for sale. Few tourists are found this early in the morning and the city beats on without them. Commerce is the rhythm that flows through the dirt filled lot and feeds the masses.
Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey