Category Travel Memories

Buddha Dordenma Statue Then And Now – Travel Memories

The Buddha Dordenma statue is a giant 169′ tall sitting Buddha overlooking Bhutan’s capital of Thimphu and the valley in which it lays. Inside the massive structure, and under it, are halls for meditating as well as 125,000 smaller Buddhas. Photos are not allowed inside, so it is only the outside you will see here…. Read More

Travel Memories: Black & White Himalayas Part 2

Continuing on from our last post on the Himalayas in black and white, we have a whole new set. It’s easy to see what mast like Ansel Adams, who had access to color processes (and used them), chose to use black and white so often when depicting mountain scenes. The simplicity expressed by the medium… Read More

Travel Memories: Black & White Himalayas Part 1

With the bluest skies on the planet, the Himalayas are often best portrayed in their vibrant color. Yet, sometimes, the masters of old speak through the winds of time and beg for black and white treatment of these towering guardians and their may faces. Here then, is Part 1 of a look at the Himalayan… Read More

Travel Memories: Khumbu Cargo

The Khumbu Region of Nepal, which encompasses Sagarmatha National Park and Mt. Everest, is a remote area with no roads. The Sherpa who have lived there for scores of generations, travel and traded across the area using a variety of cargo transport means. Arrival These days most visitors will arrive by plane, or sometimes helicopter… Read More

Travel Memories: Lawudo Gompa

High in the Himalayas, in a place very few trekkers ever visit, you can find the Lawudo Gompa above Mende. The Sherpa structures are built around the cave Guru Lama Zopa Rinpoche carved out under a giant boulder for his decades of meditation. The space is now turned into a shrine to the Guru, with the accompanying… Read More