Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ladakh pictures

Back from Ladakh. Tired, tired, tired. I went to climb a mountain, climbed most of it but not all of it and came back exhausted. I've written a story on it - will put that up when I'm able, but in the meantime, here are some pictures.

Stok Kangri, the lovely one

View from plane

View from tent

Thiksey monastery, which amused me because all the offerings are in recycled plastic - flowers in an old Bournvita bottle, oil for the lamps in a coke 2-litre...


16 comments:

footloose said...

aha! here's the post i've been waiting for!

love the view from the tent. quite, quite beautiful.

Sheetal said...

danke, danke.

cbrao said...

The view from air-craft is nice.Waiting to listen to your story of Ladakh experience.

Ludwig said...

Slllurrrp. At #1 and #3, particularly. Someone's really making optimal use of her job, neh?

Deep envy comes.

Shweta said...

Oh my! Such starkness and that exquisite kitsch; what a powerful combination it must have been.

cbrao said...

Off the context - but worthwhile.
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Sheetal said...

Thanks, people.

Bhaskar uncle: yes, I'll put that up soon and thanks for the link.

Ludwig: envy kaiku baba? you are also ghoomoing like proverbial top, alle? turning down travel stories and all.

Tot: yes, kitschy and almost as if nothing is too low to put to the purposes of devotion. Bit Bhakta Kannapa-ish.

Sowmya said...

Kya baat hai! Stunning pictures, them all.

ashbirder said...

*grumble* yours is the second trip report about Ladakh this week. I am jealous..wish there was a sponsor for annual Himalayan trips!

Sharada said...

What breathtaking pictures of the mountains!:)
Say, are those Glucose biscuits on the lower left-hand corner of picture number 5?

Ludwig said...

> you are also ghoomoing
> like proverbial top, alle?

Yes, that's true. The uplifting of spirit when looking out at the blue yonder framed by snow-clad Himalayas etc. is very similar to the feelings evoked while looking up at the blue rexine of the upper berth in Charminar Express.

Sheetal said...

Ashbirder: yes really there should be. Preferably in winter, for the birds.

Sharada: thanks. yes glucose biscuits. All manner of things there were.

Ludwig: abba, sare le *grin*.

Space Bar said...

envy envy and more envy.

Heart said...

Woww...riveting. I loved it.

Sheetal said...

Heart: thanks very much.

Shalini said...

Gorgoeous pics Magnificient Obsession!