Zanskar & Ladakh: More Impressions

Here is a random set of images from my recent journey to Ladakh, India. There are almost 300 of them on my stock site already – more and more to follow….Enjoy!

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The Indus Valley; Zanskar Mountains to the left, Ladakh Range to the right…

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The Indus Valley stretching from Thikse Monastery towards Shey…

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Wood-carvings and wood-paintings, Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India…

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Signs of Buddhism at the entrance gate, Thikse Monastery…

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Fresco inside the Buddha hall, Thikse Monastery…

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Buddha statue, Thikse Monastery…

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Buddha statue, Thikse Monastery…notice the “third eye”…

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Buddha statue and chest, Thikse Monastery…

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Buddha statue inside the Buddha hall; the second part of the statue is downstairs…

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The Moon to the  left and the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa to the right…

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An old woman in traditional cloth doing prayers, Leh, Ladakh, India…

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Full Moon shining above poplar trees…

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Buildt by Japanese Buddhists, the Shanti Stupa is illuminated by artificial light, while there is still some natural light around, Leh, Ladakh…

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Stupa and chorten catching the first light in the morning, Leh, Ladakh…

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Stars over Leh and the Ladakh Range, featuring: Sirius (center) within the constellation of Canis Major, and Orion to the right; Procyon (top left) and Canis Minor…

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A ladakhian vendor amidst her goods – necklaces, prayer flags, joss sticks etc., Leh, Ladakh…

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Catching some sun…

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Stakna Monastery, located along the famous Indus River, Indus Valley, Ladakh…

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