It was past midday when visiting the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa I saw this group of boys going out of what must be a kind of school
Buddhist monasteries are also schools and pupils dressed as monks from the moment they enter the place
They were happy, joking and laughing as any boy in the world leaving the school
Jokhang Monastery or Temple
Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple is located in central Lhasa in Tibet.
It is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims.
Admission Fee: CNY 75
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 18:00
Time for a Visit: Two hours
Bus Route: As the Temple is in the downtown centre you can just walk there.
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chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-21 13:17
Very interesting and unique shoot.Very nice information.Perfect contrast and splendid colors.Very wonderul atmosphere.
Have a nice week
Ricx (13495) 2012-05-21 14:50
Hello Maria, My friend from stunning Argentina.. a lovely moment of capture in a young mans life- but then again is not every moment just that.. nice action. love the little chap on the steps yawning- enjoy your day R
PS Olympics nearly here
jmdias (52918) 2012-05-21 16:18
los zapatos de ellos muestran una fuerte influencia occidental en sus tradiciones y vida. muy bonitos los detalles del portón. buena vista de la vida de estas personas.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-05-21 17:34
I like the way you have included those cute little kids sitting on the bench specially the one yawning. A nice contrast showing the monks coming out of the school. A well balanced image with good colors and sharpness.
Sonata11 (33175) 2012-05-21 19:52
beautiful composition and great framework. An excellent POV of daily life photo. Splendid colors, sharpness, clarity, great perspective. I like this scene very much so. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing. Marvellous job.
All the best,
danos (83529) 2012-05-22 4:10
nice the snapshot with the students of the Jokhang Monastery to take a break during the day.
I like the huge and well decorated door as the other little boys that sit on the pavement and looking at them.
abmdsudi (40116) 2012-05-22 8:01
This is quite challenging shot, shooting agaisnt the sunlight which is still harsh but it's reasonably well controlled achieving the right result. Tthe eye catching rich red warm colours and blissful novice monks make it work. A lovely decorative door revealing the exotic detail so superbly and nicely balanced the way the subjects are placed. An excelent daily-street shot and this must have been a fantastic and moving experience for you. Great piece of work.
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2012-05-22 18:05
Hi dear Maria
A Wonderful casual snap shot shot!
Very natural and also very attractive.
The novis's expression is very impressive.
Red color unity adds the more tasteful atmosphere.
Thanks for your sharng and have a good day!
Best regrads, Takero from Sunny Tokyo
adramad (35591) 2012-05-23 14:54
Una simpatica y magnifica imagen de estos jovenes estudiantes-monjes, en una actitud tan distendida, impresionante la decoracion de la gran puerta.
Es una fantastica imagen, de un estilo de vida en esta parte del mundo.
Una dificil luz que gestionaste adecuadamente y un bonito color muy natural.
Pasa un buen dia.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-05-25 8:06
Estos enormes puertas de preservar el misterio de la educación de los monjes. La foto es muy interesante, lleno de detalles. La calidad es buena, la exposición está bien administrado. Bravo.
dale54 (6401) 2012-05-27 9:25
maria hello,great take,look at their faces,how deep in thought they are!like the maroon color thru this,great POV! dr
aliabazari (12315) 2012-05-29 21:47
Very nice documentary. And good views.
Thanks and regards
Angshu (54877) 2012-06-07 20:54
After a long time!
Nice picture of the novices streaming out of the monastery gate. The gate is very ornate & for sure is very heavy. The admission fees of CNY 75 seems to be quite steep!
mohammad_H (8808) 2012-06-08 2:39
مدارس در کشورها و در جوامع با فرهنگ اموزش و تربیت متفاوت است
لباس یک شکل در این مدرسه جالب و شگفت انگیز
وضوح بسیار خوب.نور مناسب
روز خوبی داشته باشید
Schools and communities in countries with different cultures, education and training
One of the interesting and amazing clothes in the school
Very good resolution. Proper light
Have a nice day
ourania (27060) 2012-09-02 13:50
I love the naturalness of this scene which is also stunningly vivid. The timeless pattern of little boys' big boys' attitude towards each other is captured in a rarely seen and fascinating environment. Your composition has great depth, perspective and clarity, is quite rich and balanced and tells a story that the viewer follows comfortably and delightfully. I also love the effective management of the strong light and the exquisite capture of the colours identified with this place. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good week,
Waylim (25160) 2013-09-12 19:23
This takes me back to my trip in Tibet, many years ago. This is really a good shot of the daily life in Lhasa, where most boy, at least one in each family will serve as a novice or monkhood. Classic scene at the entrace where young novice come and go, the dog laying asleep on the side is also very common :) I had to be careful not to disturb them. They can bite.