April 2015 Nepal earthquake: Kathmandu Durbar Square

Basantapur Durbar Square is the historical plaza in front of the old royal palace and belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: see Wikipedia.

Basantapur Durbar Square by satellite (Google Earth 2012)
Basantapur Durbar Square by satellite: before/after (Digital Globe 2015)
Basantapur Durbar Square after earthquake, view by drone (Kishor Rana)
Basantapur Durbar Square after earthquake, view by drone (Kishor Rana)
On this drone view, from left to right, one can identify the fully destructed temples: Kashtamandapa (background), Trailokya Mohan, Maju Deval, Narayan Temple.

360° view by nytimes shot in South-West Durbar Square 

Basantapur Durbar Square after earthquake, 360° (Brian Dawson)
From left to right: Trailokya Mohan (destroyed), Kashtamandapa (background, destroyed), Lakhshmi Narayan Sattal (roof top lost), Arhanarishvara (destroyed), Maju Deval (destroyed), Narayan Temple (destroyed).

Basantapur Durbar Square after earthquake, 360° (Brian Dawson)
From left to right: Maju Deval (destroyed), Narayan Temple (destroyed), Shiva Parvati temple (preserved).


Basantapur Durbar Square after earthquake, 360° (Brian Dawson)
From left to right: Shiva Parvati temple and Bhagwati Mandi (preserved), Mudhi Chowk (roof top lost).

Basantapur Durbar Square after earthquake, 360° (Brian Dawson)
From left to right: Kumari Ghar, Trailokya Mohan and Garuda column (destroyed).

Maju Deval (destroyed), Shiva Parvati temple (preserved) (EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA)
Basantapur Durbar Square after earthquake: Trailokya Mohan (DR)

360° view by nytimes shot in center Durbar Square 


Basantapur Durbar Square after earthquake, 360°: Chasin Dega destroyed (Brian Dawson)
Basantapur Durbar Square after earthquake, 360°: King Pratap Malla Statue destroyed (Brian Dawson)

360° view by nytimes shot in north Durbar Square 


Basantapur Durbar Square after earthquake, 360°: Bhuvana-lakshmeshvara (Brian Dawson)
Basantapur Durbar Square after earthquake, 360°: small temple (?) destroyed (Brian Dawson)






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