I look back on our trip to Bhutan with very fond memories. It is a country only now emerging from isolation from the rest of the world. Nestled between Tibet, China and North India and surrounded by the Himalayas it has managed to preserve its culture and unique way of life. Tourist numbers are strictly controlled in an effort to help preserve both the culture and beautiful pristine environment.
I took this photograph of the young monk at the Punakha Dzong
The Punakha Dzong was known in ancient times as the Druk Pungthang Dechhen Phrodang or “the palace of great happiness”. It is the second dzong to be built in Bhutan and was the seat of government when Punakha was the capital of Bhutan. Today, the dzong is the winter home for the clergy.
The dzong‘s central tower, the utse, is six storeys high. The history of Punakha Dzong is characterised by damage from numerous fires, floods and earthquakes. Major renovations took place after the glacial floods of 1994 which damaged parts of the exterior of the dzong.
(See link for further information on the Dzong)
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danyy (0) 2011-07-28 11:47
Une entrée de temple très somptueuse, bien cadrée.La parfaite mise au point et l'exposition bien réglée permettent de voir une foule de détails de ces décorations.
RhodieIke (9247) 2011-07-28 13:07
Wow, Rosemary, What an fantastic entrance, your photo shows super colours and great detail here,Well done, Have a good weekend, Cheers Iain.
williewhistler (9875) 2011-07-28 13:39
Hello Rosemary,the ornate temple has been captured impeccably,the lovely detail is both colourful and very sharp.
The inclusion of the young monk adds a nice sense of scale and pleasant human touch.
A super travel shot.
Best regards Les.
GREGG (7804) 2011-07-28 23:01
Fantastic place, amazing scenery.
Good sharpness and colors, successful presentation
I wish you great happiness Rosemary.
bukitgolfb301 (32668) 2011-07-29 13:08
Hi my dear Rosemary
This is very impressive shot by greta framework and composition as usual.
The monk in red is perfectly mixed with wonderful architecture.
I perceive the very solemn atmosphere from your greta work.
Thanks for your sharaing and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo hitted by so heavy rain
baddori (19133) 2011-08-05 3:44
Un momento di curiosità e ricordo .
Il Tibet sta sempre nel cuore e questa foto ricorda questi monaci nei luoghi e costruzioni a loro cari .