Photographer's Note

This is a photo from the Gokyo Valley, near the village of Machermo, altitude 4400m. The mountains there are very steep, and very sharp. The rough stone wall shows the preferred building material there, unfinished stone, piled up without cement or mortor (sp?). Even some of the houses are built without anything to hold the stones together or plug the gaps, although for houses the stones are made to fit much closer. Still, it's very cold when it's windy, because you can feel the cold air coming right through.

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Additional Photos by Alvin Brown (Cormac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
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