Two women chatted by the upstairs window

Two women by upstairs window

Shot in Panauti, Nepal

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As I walked through the old town of Panauti, I saw two women chatting by a window on the second floor. The window was fully open, and it seemed nice to spend some time lazing by the window. I've just written "second floor" in the Japanese (American) way, but here in Nepal, the "second floor" in Japan is the "first floor". It's complicated. In Nepal, the ground floor is counted as floor 0, just like in Europe such as the UK. If you go to the floor one floor above it, it is the first floor, and if you go to the floor two floors above it, it is the second floor.

Unlike in Japan, it seems more reasonable to count the ground floor as 0 rather than 1, as it corresponds mathematically to the coordinates. In Japan and the U.S., if you go down one floor from the first floor, you end up on the basement floor and do not pass through the origin. That's what makes me feel bewildered.

When I pointed my camera at the women relaxing by the window, they both noticed me. One of them opened her mouth wide and started laughing, while the other woman with glasses leaned forward and waved at me.

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PHOTO DATA

No

3574

Shooting Date

Jun 2009

Posted On

January 14, 2010

Modified On

March 9, 2021

Place

Panauti, Nepal

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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