Spiti where Key Gompa is located is part of western himalaya, a barren and uncompromising land. Spiti is divided into two areas of different morphology. In the south, the Spiti valley is narrower and rocky. In the north it is wider and greener. Key Gompa which you see in the background of Key village is the main monastry of the land. It is situated in the northern area of Spiti between Kaza and Losar. It is one of the most spectacular gompa in the Himalaya. It is built on a small hill like an eagle nest.
Key Gompa is still the seat of the 19th Lochen Tulku:Tenzing Kalsang Rinchen, incarnation of one of the most outstanding religious master of the Himalaya region of all times, the great translator Rinchen Sangpo.
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sabya26 (335) 2009-03-15 8:27
nice one...very good use of light
what i like most is the color of the sky. good take
KOhlsson (96) 2009-03-15 8:27
Great shot, very nice.
jovejupiter (234) 2009-03-15 8:46
Beautiful color. Everything is very sharp. I've been to the Leh Valley and I remember how beautiful the sky was there. I wish I could go back now with my camera gear...
pauloog (11747) 2009-03-15 9:54
Tjhis beautiful view reminds me of my visit to Zanskar and Ladakh, of which I included several photos in my gallery. Well composed with the gompa in the background and the village with the stupa in the foreground, all in a barren landscape under a high altitude sky.
sumanchak (646) 2009-03-15 10:15
A trade mark shot of high altitude Tibetan plateau.. superb sky with ki gumpha in the bg makes it really beautiful..
Thanks for sharing..
tatadalou (6749) 2009-03-15 12:07
Great light ! White houses contrast with dull rocky mountains. The DOF is perfectly managed : the little village in the background seems a miniature. That's wonderful!
everlasting (14698) 2009-03-25 4:21
Looks a really hard place to live, so barren and no doubt very cold at times of the year. The deep blue sky dominates here, and the stupa and village in the background creates anice balance.