Surrounded by high stone-walls, Shigatseís Tashilhunpo Monastry houses hundreds of residences and many temples. It was once home to 4,000 monks led by the Panchen Lama, 2nd in rank after Dalai Lama...
Parallel to the Dalai Lamas, there is no hereditary succession in Panchen Lamas. Tibetans believe that their deceased leaders are re-incarnated into the bodies of the newborns. The main task is, therefore, to find the candidate babies/children by conducting a thorough search within Tibet. The future leader is the one who succeeds in the tests. Thanks to the presence of this system, the real control of the country remained in the hands of the advisors to the children Dalai Lamas.
When the 10th Panchen Lama died, the candidate chosen by the Dalai Lama was arrested by the Chinese government. He is one of the youngest political detainees in the world since 1995.
Of course, he is no longer a child...
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jhm (122314) 2012-09-24 2:00
A splendid picture, perhaps one advice, place never the portrait in the middle of the picture, try it eye of this girl the places in middle of your image, this gives a totally other effect.
Sharpness and clarity are very well.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice Monday,
abmdsudi (26199) 2012-09-26 4:10
A wonderful capture of this girl and the engaging connection that is imbued with much emotion, her attitude and peaceful look is a story on its own. Your composition works although too central to my liking, and the fact that it really focuses on her and the character that works well to contrast her equally attractive attire. Great shot, TFS
The objects you're refering to were actually meant to be electrical poles but without overhead cables then.
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3841)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: 10 days at the roof of the world
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-23 23:28