I’ve just moved my Whole Earth Images blog to my new digs here at WordPress.
Still unpacking boxes and the like, but wanted to say hello.
The blog cover photo was an image I made during a 2005 trek to Mt. Chomolhari in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. That’s the peak of Tsering Kang in the background (22,268′)) dwarfing the Lingzhi Dzong, a stone fortress that centuries ago provided a defense against Tibetan and Mongol invaders. The structure, perched above the clouds at an altitude of approximately 14,000 feet, is now used as monastery for Buddhist monks.
The monastery overlooks the tiny enclave of Lingzhi located high in the Himalayas where there is little or no running water or electricity. Where the Internet, cell phone service and satellite TV had, at the time, yet to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Where Gross National Happiness is official government policy. Where everyone, locals and visitors alike, seem to be smiling most of the time.
I am reminded of a quote by Kira Salak who, following her own visit to Bhutan, wrote “There must be so little I actually know about anything.”
More photos and missives to follow. Blog archives can be found on my former Blogger.com site.
My photo website is www.WholeEarthImages.com where, if you really like what you see, you can acquire a print or license an image.