Thiksay Gompa or Thiksay Monastery (also transliterated from Ladakhi as Tikse, Tiksey or Thiksey) (is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Yellow Hat (Gelugpa) sect, located on top of a hill, approximately 19 kilometres east of Leh in Ladakh, India. It is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and is the largest gompa in central Ladakh.
The monastery is located at an altitude of 3,600 metres (11,800 ft) in the Indus valley.
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rasterman (309) 2014-07-23 4:36
Great shot in black and white of this monastery. I really like the contrast you've got and framing with the wall in the foreground. The sky is very disturbing and brings a romantic touch to the photo. The white facades are great. Congratulations on a good job.
daddo (22894) 2014-07-26 0:07
Hi Tathagata. Impressive architecture in an equally impressive landscape where the wind seems to rule.Timeless image and also a tribute to the resilience of the Tibetan nation considering how difficult life has become for them in Tibet.B&W treatment works well. Regards. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Tathagata Das (tatsnew) (76)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-07-18
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D7100, Nikkor 18-105mm AF-S DX F3.5-5.6G ED VR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-22 10:15