Dharma Wheel Before Boudhanath Stuppa

Description: First, an apology for naming yesterday’s Photo Of The Day incorrectly! It happens… Yesterday’s photo was taken at Swayambhunath Stuppa, not Boudhanath as is today’s photo. Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Continue Reading →

First Or Last View Of Everest

Description: Depending on your direction of travel, this is either the first or last grand view you will likely have of Mount Everest (Sagarmatha). The trail at this point is mostly Continue Reading →

A Bright, Beautiful, Blue Day At Boudhanath Stupa – Photo Of The Day

Description: When the sun is out and the sky is a vivid blue, Boudhanath Stupa is the place to be. One of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley, Continue Reading →

Plethora Of Prayer Flags – Photo Of The Day

Description: Along the sides of the hill on which Swayambunath sits, are trees with multitudes of prayer flags beyond count. They hang from tree to tree, building to building and over Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Punakha Dzong’s Ornate Entrance

Title: Punakha Dzong’s Ornate Entrance Location: Punakha, Bhutan, Asia Description: Steep stairs lead up to the entrance of Punakha Dzong. Built as a fortification, the stairs are a defense strategy to make Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayer Flags Above Thimphu, Bhutan

Title: Prayer Flags Above Thimphu, Bhutan Location: Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia Description: Not far out of the largest city in Bhutan are miles of trails winding through the wooded countryside. Join me in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Gangtey Monastery, Phobjika Valley, Bhutan

Title: Gangtey Monastery, Phobjika Valley, Bhutan Location: Phobjika Valley, Bhutan, Asia Description: Sitting at nearly 10,000′, Gangtey Monastery is a buddhist monastery built some 300+ years ago. Classic Bhutanese architecture and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Rain At Boudhanath Stupa

Title: Rain At Boudhanath Stupa Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: Rain does not stop the clockwise progression of pilgrims circumambulating Boudhanath Stupa, one of the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Buddhist Mask

Title: Buddhist Mask Location: Khumjung, Solokhumbu Region, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia Description: Used in ceremonies throughout the Himalayas and into Tibet, masks like this one often line the walls of Buddhist Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Amideva Buddha Park

Title: Amideva Buddha Park Location: Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: Amideva Buddha Park is a free attraction at the base of Swayambhunath in Kathmandu, Nepal. The there statues (better photo below) represent Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Druk Wangyal Lhakhang At Dochula Pass, Bhutan

Title:  Druk Wangyal Lhakhang At Dochula Pass, Bhutan Location: Dochula, Bhutan, Asia Description: A magnificent temple sits atop the 10,218′ pass connecting Bhutan’s traditional seat of power, Punakha, with Thimphu. Often Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Inside Tashichho Dzong

Title: Inside Tashichho Dzong Location: Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia Description: Bhutan’s capital of Thimphu holds the government’s main offices, situated in a fortress called a dzong. This structure (as seen in yesterday’s image) Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Flag Lowering Ceremony, Tashichho Dzong, Bhutan

Title: Flag Lowering Ceremony, Tashichho Dzong, Bhutan Location: Thimphu, Bhutan Description: The national flag of Bhutan is lowered at the Tashichho Dzong, the main fortress and center of civil government in Bhutan. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Portraits At The Golden Temple

Title: Portraits At The Golden Temple Location: Amritsar, Punjab, India, Asia Description:  Sikhism’s most holy temple, known as Sri Harmandir Sahib or colloquially as the Golden Temple, is a very inviting Continue Reading →