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Bhutan 2008 photo page

When I first return from a trip abroad, it is often difficult to describe all that I have seen and heard and felt. As I begin to review my pictures they begin to provide the vocabulary to express the many things I experienced.
April 27, 2008

This page is dedicated to the remarkable people of Bhutan with sincere thanks for their sometimes inadvertent, but more frequently, willing help in documenting our diverse experiences in Bhutan.

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Taktsang!

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Closing in on the Tiger's Nest

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Prayer flags at Taksang

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Taksang, Bhutan
April 21, 2008

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Emulating the flying tiger

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Taksang, Bhutan
April 21, 2008
photo credit: Wendy Max

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Darwin at Taksang

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Taksang, Bhutan
April 21, 2008

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Punakha Dzong

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Wangdue Phodrang Dzong

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Paro Dzong at night

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Monastery mecca - mixed metaphor

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Prayer Wheels

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Hand held prayer wheel - in motion

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Painted cave from Travelers and Magicians

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Chendebji chorten - based on Bodnath chorten in Nepal

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Chendebji chorten - "the eyes have it"

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Holy cow at Chendebji

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108 Chortens at Dochula
"la" means pass

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Aloft at Duchula

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Prayer wheels - look carefully

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Prayer wheels - the secret revealed - Bob power

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Water-powered prayer

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Monk aggregrating at monastery entrance

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Monk and chorten

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Darwin does Bhutan

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Bhutan evolving

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Artisan at work - monastery ministrations

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Ura festival

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Ura drummer

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Ura monk

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Ura monastery

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Shingchang break

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Prayer flags

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Ethereal veil

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A bright spot on the horizon

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Attending to a concrete task

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How he rows in his field

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People

Boy

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Girl in a window

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Girl in Paro

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Girls in Thimphu

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Performing in Thimphu

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Care taker of Chendebji chorten

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Man from Ura

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Man from Wangdue

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"Western" Bhutan?

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Bob on the gho

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National past-time

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Traffic

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This is one of the main intersections in the capital city of Thimphu.

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Controlled

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Apparently, this intersection used to be the site of the country's only traffic light. The technology has now been "updated."

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Close encounter

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Goods carrier

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Animals

Yours for the Takin - the national creature

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Yak attack

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Yak herders' camp

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Comic ware (= "yak" handicraft?)

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Denizen of the monastery

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Crow-ing

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Rhesus by the river

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Dog

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near Taksang, Bhutan
April 21, 2008

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Frog

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Souvenir from Taktsang

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Grass hopper

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Plants

Primula at the pass

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Wild strawberry

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Rhododendron

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Periwinkle

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Blue pine

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Local flora

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Dopey self-portrait

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Betels and flies

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Bhutanese red rice

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Culinary delicacy

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Produce

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Picking through poisson

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Nothing to sneeze at

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View from the plane

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House art

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Dragon dog

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National obsession

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Modified: July 24, 2015
Created: April 26, 2008
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu
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