Category Archives: Ladakh

Sojourn in Ladakh

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Ladakh 2003 “We’re on a spiritual quest.” The Italian couple were charming. He was an ex-priest. She was the ex-wife of a wealthy industrialist. He wore jeans and sandals. She wore diamonds on hands that had never done a day’s … Continue reading

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Ladakh: Temple Doors

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  Ladakh, India, (once known as Western Tibet) The massive temple doors were draped with fraying scarves, a sign of respect among the Buddhists in Tibet. The contrast of the scarves and the deep maroon painted doors plus the brass fittings … Continue reading

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The Kowtow

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Ladakh, India Our guide pays his respects as we enter another of Ladakh’s many Buddhist temples. When he entered, he stood tall, with his arms stretched above his head, hands clasped. Then he knelt and touched his forehead to the floor. … Continue reading

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Ladakh Monastery Temple

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India: Ladakh (Jammu Kashmir) 2005 The interior of one of the many Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh, India. A golden Buddha with a crown or halo sits on a throne. He is dressed in colorful silks and butterlamps burn before him. … Continue reading

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Leh Gompa

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Ladakh, India 2004: The city of Leh I shot this from the window of our hotel in Leh. It’s a good thing that I could see it from the room, or else I might have missed it. I didn’t see … Continue reading

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The Golden City of Khiva

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Uzbekistan 2012  The wall of Khiva Khiva was once an important site on the Silk Road and was of particular interest to both Russia and England during the era known as “The Great Game”. Both countries were determined to have … Continue reading

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Himalayas

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 We were leaving the Himalayas after spending the night at Lake Tsomoriri. At more than 15,000 feet, nights were freezing cold at the lake and our tent was only a few hundred  yards from shore. I had slept under more … Continue reading

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