Monks hide their faces in laughter at a monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Boys play a game in a village high in the Himalayas.
Small boys play in sand at a construction site in Panauti, an historic city southeast of Kathmandu.
As always, click photos to enlarge.
No ping-pong table? Improvise.
In Bungamati, Nepal, a little boy plays with a red plastic string.
This little girl refuses to move so I can photograph detail of the bell at the Rato Machhendranath Temple.
The village itself is Newari, dating from the 16th-century. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets, hence the popularity of motorcycles.
Also in Bungamati, this little boy apparently is imitating his favourite movie super-hero.
Unbidden, he makes a series of poses for the camera.
His beaming mother laughs at his antics and tells him to hold the puppy.
Doesn't his mother have a beautiful smile?
At first, the boy hides his face behind the dog, continuing his tough-guy stance.
Then he softens and kisses the dog.
Bungamati residents are very open and friendly. Despite our inability to communicate via language, I was made to feel very welcome. I visited the village twice in November 2010 and hope to return. Meanwhile, I'm bundling the pictures of Bungamati residents and mailing them to a local woodcarver with a postal address. He has promised to hand-deliver copies to each person photographed.
Hope your weekend is filled with fun and games!