I took these two shots at Patan's Durbar Square in October 2011.
They were taken in an area which was once part of the Royal Palace where kings and queens resided over 400 years ago. It has been recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site and is regarded as the first Buddhist city in the world.
As of today, it ceased to exist.
This earthquake was devastating not only to modern infrastructure and the remnants of Nepal’s unique history, but the people, who are some of the best I’ve ever had the luck to encounter.
I’m heartbroken for the people of Nepal. This is an extremely sad day and I’m afraid that its only going to get worse. My thoughts are with everyone there.