Entrance – A Photo

The photo cue this week is ‘Entrance’.

Is it a verb or a noun, I wonder?  It feels a tad pedestrian to simply go for the door or the gate, but do I have a photo to capture something that bewitches?

A conundrum and very few minutes to deal with it……

Here is the gateway to Teng Boche monastery in Nepal.  It makes both the way in, and a remarkable statement about the monks’ resilience and  endeavour.  The Monastery is many days’ walk from the nearest road, and everything that has been built here has been carried in on the back of yaks or men and constructed on the top of a mountain to provide a place for contemplation and prayer, by hardy people who, when not praying or meditating, are scraping a life out of an incredibly harsh and hostile environment.

Revisiting the photo reminded me of the admiration I felt at the sheer effort of it all; perhaps not entrancement, but certainly a pause for thought.

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  1. Jill Goldberg

     /  August 14, 2011

    It is absolutely stunning. I would love to travel to Nepal. I envy you your travels.

    • Thanks Jill. I have been very fortunate in my travels; and the photos are a really good way to trigger great memories.


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