Bhaktapur

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Bhaktapur is one of the three ancient royal cities in Kathmandu Valley, and has been called Nepal’s “cultural gem.” Durbar  Square was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and is dotted with temples, pagodas, palaces and courtyards dating back to the 17th century. Or, we should say, was – the April 25th earthquake wiped out 40% of the neighborhood’s buildings and religious sites. The structures that remained were incredibly unstable, and new reports from yesterday’s earthquake say that many more buildings have collapsed. We went to walk around a few days ago, and the damage is really unbelievable.

durbar sq

dust rising

durbar

rubble temple

Scenes of destruction from Durbar Square.

This loss of heritage has hit the Nepalis we’ve met really hard – as a nation, they take a lot of pride in the magnificent architecture and artwork that attracts religious pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. Bhaktapur’s narrow brick-lined streets were very recently bustling with busy street life; now they are a demolished wasteland where locals linger outside because they have nowhere else to go.

men lingering

bhak buildings

bhak rubble

destroyed house

ele with rubble

reva in rubble

chest of drawers

 

Most of the 300,000 people who live in Bhaktapur have spent their days trying to salvage what’s left of their belongings, and their nights sleeping outside in aid tents.  People were just beginning to move back into their unstable houses, believing they were safe from aftershocks, when this latest one hit. Most of the people who died were those sifting through the rubble of their previously collapsed houses. Nepal is now a country filled with PTSD sufferers who will need financial and emotional support for years to come.

As always, if you’d like to donate, here’s the link for Tewa.

 

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    vernichtet samtliche arten von helminthen
    leitet aus deinem korper die abfallprodukte der parasiten heraus.

    Parasiten, die schreckliche komplikationen auslosen:

    alle moglichen arten von invasionen in kurzester zeit
    leitet aus dem korper chip abfallprodukte der parasiten heraus
    reinigung des organismus von toxinen
    funktion des immunsystems, endokrinen systems, verdauungs-, nerven- und herzkreislaufsystems
    vor erneuter ansteckung, bildet ein pathogenes mileau im organismus des menschen des weiteren verstarkt die abwehrkraft

    parazitol sanft zu gunsten von den menschen — hart fur chip helminthen
    „die meisten menschen ahnen das nicht einmal, dass der organismus des jeden zweiten mit parasiten befallen ist.
    In 95 der falle lost chip prasenz der helminthen keinerlei symptome stillos, bis zu dem zeitpunkt, an deinem sie irreparable schaden den inneren organen zugefugt haben und die funktion aller systeme des organismus gestort haben.

    Gegenwartig ist nur das mittel parazitol doch der lage, den organismus vollkomen vonseiten beliebigen parasiten zu befreien, von denen es uber 250 arten gibt. Es erzeugt im menschlichen organismus ein mileau, das den vorgang des parasitierens fuer sich zerstort.
    Die erfahrung meiner patienten bestatigt, dass parazitol das wirksamste und sicherste mittel fur die vernichtung ferner ausleitung aller arten der invasionen ist auch, einschlie?lich von eiern, das keine wiederansteckung zulasst.
    Die positive wirkung wird mit 100 der falle erreicht.

    Normalisiert die funktion des magendarmtraktes
    vernichtet samtliche variationen von helminthen

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