Finding treasure in the archives

The old mask The last few days have been busy going through some 3000 photographs from my two trips to Ladakh. Choosing and selecting the best for an international magazine photo article. Will this photograph, the result of a chance peep-in into a monastery store-room make it to the final eight, I don’t know. 🙂

7 days in Ladakh: Tso Moriri

Very isolated. Very basic, Very beautiful. That’s Tso Moriri. If nomads call any place home, for Ladakhi nomads it would be the wild open spaces around this lake. We got there at September end, when the wild grass was already golden. Large herds of sheep, goats, yaks and horses quickly munching away as much as…

Back to Ladakh

> I’m off for a week’s holiday in Ladakh. Taking my mum and sister to see why I loved it so much 🙂 AND I get to visit Nubra Valley and Tso Moriri which I missed last time. PLUS we’re flying this time so hope to get some good shots of the Himalayas. All in…

A shrine in every view

The Chortens of Ladakh Small stupas housing holy relics either of the Buddha himself or a learned monk., Chortens are predominantly a feature of Tibetan Buddhism. In Ladakh you can see them scattered all over the countryside. Often with people happily living in houses that share a common wall with a chorten. (An imposing example…