Boudhanath, Nepal

Boudhanath Temple sits like a gilded, all-seeing mushroom in down town Kathmandu, its omnipotent eyes gazing over the unsettling collection of third-world paraphernalia that tends to surround holy monuments: stray dogs, begging mothers with borrowed babies, hawkers selling Boudhanath key rings and mounds of burning rubbish pumping black, plastic fumes into the smoggy streets. Past…