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A hookah also known as a waterpipe, narghile, or Qalyān, is a single or multi-stemmed instrument for smoking flavored tobacco called Mu‘assel (also known as Shisha in which the smoke is passed through a water basin (often glass based) before inhalation. The origin of the hookah is India, Persia, or at a transition point between the two. Hookahs, especially wooden ones, are popular in Nepal. Use of hookahs is considered to symbolize elite family throughout history.
Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Asia

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 95 mm, 1/250 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 400
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  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 2 years ago

    Great capture.

  • Thanks a lot Gary, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

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    Excellent Image/! 04/10/2012

    I love this one Konstantinos!!!!!

  • Many thanks for the feature Deborah!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • peter donnan
    peter donnanover 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much Peter!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 2 years ago

    Nice!! Really nice!

  • Thank you very much my friend!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 2 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Joseph!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 2 years ago

    Great capture. Congratulations!

  • Thank you very much Clare!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago

    Many thanks to the Colorful Portrait Photography group for the feature!

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