Gradually climbing up in the clouds, until we got to the top for the final
breath taking view!
25th May 2008, 17:10
Full of Bullets here, and the odd Thunderbird.
25th May 2008, 17:06
We had lunch in the first one, the Sri Nivassa of the North, (1 &2) - and
delicious it was too!- apple juice in the middle one, and supper and breakfast
in the bottom one.
It looks like the monsoon is starting a little early, no walking up mountain
tops - cafe life is beginning in earnest.
It was really difficult to take, all objects are in glass cases.
A minature painting and an embroidered shawl.
An old lady at the bus stand.
A Buddhist nun getting the butter lamps ready.
Old Tibetans praying around the library.
A mum and daughter watching them.
22nd May 2008, 15:24
We've had a feast of Tibetan arts and crafts. All monasteries are beautifully
painted, and we also went to the Norbulingka Institute, where such arts are
taught and promoted.
Here, a tanka in progress outside the library door, and details of the doorway
and porch. Tibetan library, McCleodganj. And a woodcarving in progress.
22nd May 2008, 15:23
Laxman said nothing, just watched me, so I knew there was something I was
supposed to notice. There was a strange wooden column next to a concrete one...
In the Dalai Lama's monastery, the trunks of tall trees go through 2 floors to
'blossom' above the terrace. I saw other trees growing in or in very close
proximity to buildings, shaping their architecture.
Here: the same tree goes through floor one and two, but the terraced roof was
out of bounds to see the top.
Another wooded area.