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Morning in Shangri-La's countryside

The smoke from early fires, mist from the warming earth and sunlight filtering through the clouds created an interesting atmosphere around this small village in the countryside a few miles north of Shangri-La.   33 more words


Six Killed, Hundreds Injured In China Typhoon

At least six people have been killed, and hundreds of others are injured, following a typhoon, in China. 190 more words


Street scenes from Shangri-La

When I was in Shangri-La in China a couple of weeks ago, I spent a fair bit of time before and after the award ceremony and activities walking around the city’s old town area.   114 more words


Views from Chatreng Khamtsen temple in Shangri-La

One of the smaller temples within the Sumtseling Monastery (also called the Songzanlin Monastery and Ganden Sumtseling Gompa) that I visited was Chatreng Khamtsen.

The temple is on a lower level from the main assembly and the temple where I listened to the monks praying and photographed… 101 more words

Travel Photography

Postcards from Dali, China

I have posted these photos as a tribute to the women of Dali and have written more about the city and its people here 


Working with clay in Ni Xi

A good friend and great photographer, Jorge Sarmento, and I rented a van and driver yesterday and drove out into the countryside.  We didn’t have any set agenda so we were just exploring the mountains and valleys as we went.   222 more words


Prayer wheel in golden light

The Dukezong prayer wheel lies in the heart of Shangri-La’s old town and stands over 24 metres tall (80′) atop Guishan (which translates as Tortoise Mountain).   166 more words