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Proud to have led this fine group of 8 dedicated volunteers to Udaipur, India to work with restorationworksinternational on the restoration of a centuries old Haveli, repurposing it into a community and heritage center that supports migrant woman laborers and will provide a place to make and sell traditional Rajasthani arts and crafts made and sourced locally. Here we are on day one, along with our construction supervisor, taking a much needed break on the front stoop of the Bichli Haveli, Udaipur, India. #preservation #historicpreservation #restoration #historicpreservation #india #udaipur #restorationworksinternational #communitydevelopment #bichlihaveliproject #internationaldevelopment #globalheritage #oneworld #rwivolunteerstories #volunteer #volunteervacations #ngo #nonprofit #philanthropy #dogood #socialgood #giveback #payitforward #karma ...

Peter Gottert of Baltimore works on a windowsill in the doodlebug trolley at the Colebrookdale Railroad with the group Restoration Works International. The volunteer organization was happy to lend a hand in Boyertown as it's first project in the United States. (📷: Lauren A. Little)
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Yoga at the temple next the guest house after a long day of volunteering at the #bichlihaveliproject with @restorationworksinternational #rwivolunteerstories #volunteervacations ...

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Bichli Haveli Project

Proud to have led this fine group of 8 dedicated volunteers to Udaipur, India to work with restorationworksinternational on the restoration of a centuries old Haveli, repurposing it into a community and heritage center that supports migrant woman laborers and will provide a place to make and sell traditional Rajasthani arts and crafts made and sourced locally. Here we are on day one, along with our construction supervisor, taking a much needed break on the front stoop of the Bichli Haveli, Udaipur, India. #preservation #historicpreservation #restoration #historicpreservation #india #udaipur #restorationworksinternational #communitydevelopment #bichlihaveliproject #internationaldevelopment #globalheritage #oneworld #rwivolunteerstories #volunteer #volunteervacations #ngo #nonprofit #philanthropy #dogood #socialgood #giveback #payitforward #karma ...

Yoga at the temple next the guest house after a long day of volunteering at the #bichlihaveliproject with @restorationworksinternational #rwivolunteerstories #volunteervacations ...

View from the volunteer lodging at Panorama Guest House (April 2019 at the #bichlihaveliproject with @restorationworksinternational ) ...

Helped the local women in the #BichliHaveliProject clear away some demo rubble in traditional #udaipur style...by #burro! ...

Chhairo Gompa

Today it rained and snowed in our corner of the Nepali Himalayas, so we stayed inside, painted pictures, uncovered ancient sculptures with Lama Shashi and Chakra. "To discover the mode of life or of art whereby my spirit could express itself in unfettered freedom." -James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a a Young Man www.RestorationWorksInternational.org #RWI #RestorationWorksInternational #chhairo #trekkingnepal #art #buddhism #thangka #painting #fresco #nepal #tibet #ChhairoGompa ...

Tibetan Monk Volleyball camp www.RestorationWorksInternational.org #RWI #RestorationWorksInternational #chhairo #trekkingnepal #nepal #ChhairoGompa ...

Fables of the Reconstruction. Building in the Himalayas, Nepal. #RestorationWorksInternational #Chhairo #Nepal #AnnapurnaCircuit #RWI #architecture #buddhism #temple #monastery #ChhairoGompa ...

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges". -Isaac Newton. And so our daily trek to Chhairo gompa crossed this bridge over the Kali Gandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world, 18,000 ft to the Annapurna peaks above. #RestorationWorksInternational #rwi #ChhairoGompa #nepal #bridge ...

On the road to Chimang, Nepal #ChhairoGompa #nepal #RestorationWorksInternational ...

Restoration Works International

Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Armenia. 618AD. UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...

Geghard monastery, Armenia. 1215 AD.
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Lama Sashi Doj Tulachan at Chairro Gompa, Nepal .
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Harichavank monastery, Armenia. 7th century AD. villager welcomes us in for coffee and yogurt. www.restorationworksinternational.org ...

Kagbeni monastery, Upper Mustang, Nepal. www.restorationworksinternational.org ...