Taken in front of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims, as Rome is for Catholics and La Mecca is for Muslims
The big square in from of the complex with the colorful flowers was the place they wanted to have a photo as a souvenir of having being there
I waited and waited to take a photo without them and realized there was always people waiting for a photo
So I decided to take a photo at the people being photographed
The legend of the place ( Goats)
The Jokhang Temple was built on the former site of a lake. According to the legend, the lake site was chosen after many failed attempts to build a temple in the region.
Prior to this, every time a temple was built, it would collapse.
Confused by this phenomenon, Princess Bhrikuti turned to Wen Cheng for help.
Being a learned woman, Wen Cheng told the Princess that the geography of Tibet was very much like a hag, with the lake at the heart.
In order to build the temple, Wen Cheng advised they must demolish the hag by filling and leveling the lake using 1,000 goats to carry soil from a mountain far away.
When the temple was done, it was called Ra-Sa-Vphrul-Snang ('ra' meaning goat and 'sa' meaning earth in Tibetan) to commemorate those goats.
Whether the legend is true or not, this temple brought Buddhism into Tibet and became an inseparable part of Tibetan history and culture.
The city of Ra-Sa grew around the temple and over time, become known as Lhasa, a holy land.
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Pentti (1451) 2012-05-25 11:12
first thought that the flowers were for sale but they seem to be there to decorate the place and the photos...
jmdias (52025) 2012-05-25 16:21
muy hermosa la vista con las flores y la madre y su hijo, me gusta los detalles que podemos mirar al fundo. bonita composicion. gracias por compartir.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-05-25 19:18
It has happened to me many times and I end up including the people. Here , it really looks beautiful with all the flowers of different colors and the lady standing with the child. Good architectural background.
danos (82715) 2012-05-26 0:29
very nice the view of the woman with her son in front of the Jokhang temple with the lot of the colourful pots to wait to are bought from the pilgrimages.
I like the beautiful scene with the light and the colour management to brings out the details of the image.
Have a good weekend,Danos
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-05-26 4:34
No todos los días que se puede fotografiar ese lugar, la esposa y el hijo añade autenticidad. La imagen es nítida y detallada, brillante y colorido. Bravo.
mohammad_H (8685) 2012-05-26 6:11
پرداختن به زندگی روزانه مردم و نگاه منتقدانه.
لباسهای سنتی زیبا
وضوح و نور مناسب
روز خوبی داشته باشی
To address people's daily life and critical look.
Beautiful traditional clothing
Clarity and good light
Have a good day
Nicou (115408) 2012-05-27 2:04
Très belle iamge et souvenire superbe avec les fleurs quelle iamge de cette dame et son enfant sueprbe ensemble et captage.
bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (115213) 2012-05-28 0:32
Ciao Maria, nice family portrait, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
bukitgolfb301 (34278) 2012-05-28 0:50
Hi dear Maria
Very moody and lovely presentation indeed.
Very nice composition and her standing position!
Perfect balanced compositioned image.
Thanks for your sharing with nice job and have a good start of a new week.
Many thanks and best regards, Takero
Didi (54727) 2012-05-28 14:18
Les scènes de la vie quotidienne ne sont pas simples.
Le but essentiel c'est de photographier des personnes qui ne posent pas pour toi.
L'idéal c'est de capter une action lorsqu'elle travaille, marche.
Manifestation sportives, pêche, ouvrier qui travaille , deux personnes qui jouent aux échecs.
En France il n'est pas simple de photographier ce genre de scènes sauf dans les manifestations médiévales.
adramad (34959) 2012-05-29 11:45
Una hermosa escena de la calle con el soberbio colorido de las flores, la presencia de la señora con el niño, da un gran encanto a la imagen, es un retrato magnifico, mucho ambiente en la calle que hace una imagen alegre y dinamica.
Muy buena luminosidad y nitidez.
Pasa un buen dia.
mkamionka (29155) 2012-05-29 13:42
very interesting photo. The woman with a child add a lot of interest here. The flowers enrich the foreground with a variety of colors. Behind we can spot a fragment of the amazing architecture. I am a less people and more architecture oriented so I would probably take more of the structure behind :)
Very well done,
abmdsudi (38884) 2012-05-29 21:12
Must be a memorable shot indeed, mom and child at this famous sight. Pretty well done here, good compo, good control of dof with enough glimpse of the background
and most effective is the variety of colors to enjoy. Although llighting is a bit harsh but it's well managed, her facial feature is well seen from this pov. Excellent people-street scene. Well done
jemaflor (80058) 2012-05-30 14:19
Même si l'enfant fait un peu la grimace, la scène est sympathique avec ces portraits devant un décor fleuri et lumineux.
maria-v1981 (10438) 2012-05-31 11:44
And I would like to go out to photograph in this place. The magnificent building from the rear in conjunction with the beautiful flowers create the perfect postcard. Wonderful architecture and beautiful details.
Have a nice evening,
mauro61 (52623) 2012-05-31 14:13
una bella foto della mamma con il suo bimbo in questa parte del mondo dove molti di noi avrebbero piacere a fare i turisti.
Mi piace la vivacità del BG alle spalle dei soggetti.
ourania (25618) 2012-06-08 12:05
your compromise to stop waiting until no one stood there for their commemorative photo resulted in a lovely natural picture that has captured marvellously the actual atmosphere of the great square. The sense of depth is superb. I love the clarity, lighting and beautiful colours, the pleasant and peaceful atmosphere, the capture of both a private and a public moment in the same frame. A wonderful picture, well done and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
kato (11630) 2012-09-07 3:46
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and friendly touch, so it's intersting and impressive to see Tibetan daily life. There are lovely flowers, Tibetan unique architectures and local residents at open space. And, parent and child in this side is agreeable and good spectacle for the viewers.
Have a nice weekend.
Noel_Byrne (20169) 2013-07-21 7:40
A perfect composition on your scene, the characters in it are as colorful as the array of flowers behind. This has great people, colors, architecture. Something for everybody :)
You have a wonderful gallery, I really look forward to enjoying more of your work.
Best wishes from Ireland
jcpix (11058) 2013-08-19 19:02
This a a wonderfully bright and telling image, your notes have added to the interest and overall impact. The colorful flowers have paved the way, literally in fact, for a visual journey from side to side...while the mother and child offer up the vertical aspect. Love the expression from the little guy, almost as if he's confused that his mother is smiling. :) A very nice moment captured with a harmonious setting for a pleasing balance of atmosphere and element. Enjoy the day ahead,
ikeharel (51563) 2013-09-15 2:12
Reading your note reminded me a situation I encountered many times: people in a crowded tourists locations.
Yet, the result is wonderful, the kid was patientless, but his mother was detaermined and sure happy to pose as a model.
The flowers added stunning colors to the square.
Nice idea well applied.
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-04-29 20:41
Maria, un recuerdo precioso de tu viaje que emociona mucho por su tema y por su presentación!! me gusta mucho el color!!
te agradezco por tus comentarios y te admiro por tu Griego!!
un abrazo amiga