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       Tibetan Palaces and Monasteries

 

The scenery is amazing, the monasteries and temples a treasure trove, but the most amazing thing about Tibet was its people. Their faces told a million stories of lives beyond everything we've known. We could have spent rolls and rolls of film on taking pictures of their faces -- but we weren't shooting roles of film and didn't want to be intrusive. But here are some pictures we did manage to shoot.

 

Jokang Palace

As you wind through the Barkor (in the obligatory clockwise direction), you finally approach Jokang Palace, the destination of the throngs of pilgrims.

Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery is outside of Lhasa

Drepung Monastery

Like many Tibetan Monasteries, Drepung is on a mountainside. Climbing up and down may be a challenge, but every turn treats you to a new and magnificent view.

Drepung Monastery

Not only do you get beautiful views, but they come in picture frames as well!

Gyantse

The view from

 

 

 

 

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