Mysterious Figures Above Bhaktapur

BHAKTAPUR, Nepal — Wandering the streets of Bhaktapur near Durbar Square, I happened upon pointed, twin spires with carved faces embedded in the stone. One was a humanoid face and the other might have been a temple guardian of some sort, though I couldn’t get a close enough look to determine their identities.

My search for at least the name of the temple (or shrine) proved fruitless. Do you know someone who recognizes it? If so, please leave a note in the comments!

This face looked out at visitors in Bhaktapur. At top, one of the figures appeared fearsome. (Photos by Bruno J. Navarro)


Twin spires near Bhaktapur Durbar Square became more curious on closer inspection.

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