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A passage to Ladakh

In the now far 1987 I took a trip to Ladakh. Since short Ladakh was an enclave from the state Jammu and Kashmir. Getting there by bus was then a tiring bus journey going from Jammu to Srinagar and then to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Jammu and Kashmir, a majority Muslim area and Ladakh, a Buddist area, had nothing in common culturally. The lack of cultural coherence between the 2 areas is striking. Thus the decision from the Indian government to dissociate Ladakh from Kashmir was cheered by Buddhist Ladakhi, tired to be in the shadow of Kashmir.
My old diapositives were sleeping in a box till I decided to digitalize them.
Dheli, red fort
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Dheli, red fort
Old Delhi - Shoes and random repairer in Old Delhi. If in the West is repairing becoming a hipe, in India it was a necessity. This craftmen have an incredible dexterity and able to fix everything from shoss to umbrellas and even tea pots!
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Old Delhi
Shoes and random repairer in Old Delhi. If in the West is repairing becoming a hipe, in India it was a necessity. This craftmen have an incredible dexterity and able to fix everything from shoss to umbrellas and even tea pots!
Dharamsala, India, Himachal Pradesh LIbray of Tibetan work and archive - The  His Holiness was fonded in 1970 by the fourteenth Dalai Lama to préserve and promote Tibetan culture. After the Chinese invasion in 1959 many Tibetan fled to India and their culture and tradition were in peril. Many precious manuscripts and works are now préserved in the Tibetan culture was in peril. It'a also possible to find modern books about Buddhism or get classes about Buddism at the library
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Dharamsala, India, Himachal Pradesh LIbray of Tibetan work and archive
The His Holiness was fonded in 1970 by the fourteenth Dalai Lama to préserve and promote Tibetan culture. After the Chinese invasion in 1959 many Tibetan fled to India and their culture and tradition were in peril. Many precious manuscripts and works are now préserved in the Tibetan culture was in peril. It'a also possible to find modern books about Buddhism or get classes about Buddism at the library
Dharamsala, India,  Himachal Pradesh - monkey tightrope-walking on power lines
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Dharamsala, India, Himachal Pradesh
monkey tightrope-walking on power lines
Srinagar, Kashmir - Street life in Srinagar, Kashmir
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Srinagar, Kashmir
Street life in Srinagar, Kashmir
View of Leh   - Leh is the apital and largest town of the new union territory of Ladakh in India. Leh was also the historical capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh. 
Leh was an important stopover on trade routes along the Indus Valley between Tibet to the east, Kashmir to the west and also between India and China for centuries.
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View of Leh
Leh is the apital and largest town of the new union territory of Ladakh in India. Leh was also the historical capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh.
Leh was an important stopover on trade routes along the Indus Valley between Tibet to the east, Kashmir to the west and also between India and China for centuries.
Zojila Pass - Zojila pass, arriving from Kashmir
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Zojila Pass
Zojila pass, arriving from Kashmir
A passage to Ladakh
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Choglamsar, Leh - Beautifu village close to Leh, Choglamsar is an important Tibetan refugees settlement.
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Choglamsar, Leh
Beautifu village close to Leh, Choglamsar is an important Tibetan refugees settlement.
Choten (Stupa) somewhere underway - A stupa or choten is a monument symbolizing the body speech and mind of the Buddha. They are mostly placed at Crossroads to stop people in their tracks and remind them of the awakened state of mind.
This one is probablys from ALchi. Does it still exist? Reading this paper, I fear not.
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Choten (Stupa) somewhere underway
A stupa or choten is a monument symbolizing the body speech and mind of the Buddha. They are mostly placed at Crossroads to stop people in their tracks and remind them of the awakened state of mind.
This one is probablys from ALchi. Does it still exist? Reading this paper, I fear not.
Alchi, Ladakh, Hindus
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Alchi, Ladakh, Hindus
A passage to Ladakh
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Alchi -  Sumtsek Lhakhang -  Lord Buddha is seated in a triangular arch directly above the entrance to Sumtsek Lhakhang(Three-Storey Temple)
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Alchi - Sumtsek Lhakhang
Lord Buddha is seated in a triangular arch directly above the entrance to Sumtsek Lhakhang(Three-Storey Temple)
Hindus, somewhere on the road - Starting as a small river Indus river runs a course through Ladakh and traverses Pakistan to meet the Arabian sea near Karachi after a long course of 3,180 kms.
The Indus river is famous for the Indus Valley civilization in Pakistan and northwest India
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Hindus, somewhere on the road
Starting as a small river Indus river runs a course through Ladakh and traverses Pakistan to meet the Arabian sea near Karachi after a long course of 3,180 kms.
The Indus river is famous for the Indus Valley civilization in Pakistan and northwest India
Alchi - bridge over the Hindus
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Alchi - bridge over the Hindus
Montain view
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Montain view
A passage to Ladakh
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Leh. stupas
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Leh. stupas
View of Leh - stupas
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View of Leh - stupas
Leh, oasis
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Leh, oasis
Thikse monastary - The Thikse Monatary -3600 meter high- is the largest monastary of Ladakh. It is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and is affiliated with the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Thikse monastary
The Thikse Monatary -3600 meter high- is the largest monastary of Ladakh. It is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and is affiliated with the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.
View from Thikse Monatarery
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View from Thikse Monatarery
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