Travel: TIBET

In year 2007 I spent three weeks traveling around CHINA. After visiting noisy, polluted pre-olympic Beijing, and before flying to the over-crowded hyper-consumerist pre-earthquake Chengdu, I visited TIBET.

It was one of the most intense experiences I have had in my entire life.

Two Tibetan Nuns (The Jokhang)

Two Tibetan Nuns (The Jokhang)

The place, the people and their habits, the mood... even the altitude (Lhasa is 3.650m above the sea level)...! Either the place invades you, and you feel immersed and caught forever, for good, or you are out in the next 24 hours.

Prayer Flags

Prayer Flags

The Tibetan temples are the the most photogenic I have ever been to, and number one, my favorite, the place I want to be in when I am not happy and I need colorfulness is The Jokhang. I must admit I almost cheated on my dearest Hagia Sophia (in Istanbul), which is my absolutely favorite place in the world, where I want to be when I need serenity. But that's a whole different story...

The Jokhang Rooftop

The Jokhang Rooftop

Nuns

Nuns

Devotees

Devotees

Monk (Deprung Temple)

Monk (Deprung Temple)

Monk (Shigatse Temple)

Monk (Shigatse Temple)

Down the streets of Gyantse

Down the streets of Gyantse

Monk Apprentice

Monk Apprentice

Flee Market Salesman

Flee Market Salesman

Two Tibetan Girls

Two Tibetan Girls

My friend Elif was kind enough to showcase the pictures above at her company booth at Bread and Butter. Thanks Elif!

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