A cow in Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. In Nepal the cow is considered to be the Goddess Laxmi (goddess of wealth and prosperity) and the killing of cows is completely banned.
We arrived in Kathmandu the last day of one of the largest festival in the country, and the pigeons were going crazy over the remnants of food offerings peppered throughout the city (it was kinda gross IMHO, rotting food and gut is not my favorite smell). Also I’m not a big fan of the flying-rats. Nonetheless, it was quite surreal, if not unnerving (I saw Hitchcock’s The Birds at too early an age) to see so many of them surrounding that cow (a cow in the middle of the city!) which just chilling there as if it were alone in a grassy meadow.