Monthly Archives: September 2014

MY EUREKA PROJECT

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CONTINUING WORK ON MY EUREKA PROJECT

The “Eureka Project” and the “Arcata Project” are both self-assigned projects to document the business districts of both cities. It is something that I started about five years ago. I am realizing that I need to complete one or both … Continue reading

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CHEMREY GOMPA

I am nearing the final entry regarding my experiences in Ladakh. I have yet to share anything other than the visual elements of my visit there. I am enjoying this process of reviewing and reworking imagery from six years ago. … Continue reading

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LAND OF THE NOMADS

A village near the limit of where crops of barley may be grown. The altitude is about 13,000′. Lungser Kangri 21,000’+.

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MY VENTURE TO KARZOK – ABOUT AS FAR AS ONE CAN GO VIA ROADWAYS

Thupten and I took a drive to the village of Karzok which is located at what I call “the end of the civilization”. As of 2008 this was as far as one could travel via motorized vehicles. It is located … Continue reading

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THIKSEY MONASTARY

Thiksey Gompa (Monastery) is the gompa where I spend the most time. Thupten made arrangements for me to spend the night there. I spent an evening walking about with my camera in what became a “walking meditation”. Early the following … Continue reading

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STUPA, LIKIR, LADAKH

The expression goes “it never rains in Ladakh”. On the day we drove to Alchi we took a side trip to Likir. I found the approach to the village and monastery to be a visual feast. Perhaps the fact that … Continue reading

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SUMUR GOMPA

Sumur is in a very remote corner of the earth. It is not very far from Pakistan, and as I mentioned in earlier postings, this is a challenging place to visit. The Nubra region seemed to be a sort of … Continue reading

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DISKIT GOMPA

I received a few inquiries about Thupten and his family. I wrote quite a bit about the flood in 2010 on my old blog. Here is a link (you may need to scroll down a bit) http://thomasbethune.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2010-08-01T00:00:00-07:00&updated-max=2010-09-01T00:00:00-07:00&max-results=7

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HINDU SHRINE

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