elianedisint.eu logo

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.
New Delhi
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
1 / 21 ‹   › ‹  1 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
New Delhi
Old Delhi
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
2 / 21 ‹   › ‹  2 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Old Delhi
Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, dancers from the Tipa art school - Keeping the traditional dance and opéra alive among the exile community.
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
3 / 21 ‹   › ‹  3 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, dancers from the Tipa art school
Keeping the traditional dance and opéra alive among the exile community.
Dharamsala,  - man charging his bike on a rainy day
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
4 / 21 ‹   › ‹  4 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Dharamsala,
man charging his bike on a rainy day
Geese on the way to Jammu - Geese are not so uncommon in the himalayen area, as they can fly up to 8000 mt. high!
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
5 / 21 ‹   › ‹  5 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Geese on the way to Jammu
Geese are not so uncommon in the himalayen area, as they can fly up to 8000 mt. high!
On the way to Jammu
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
6 / 21 ‹   › ‹  6 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
On the way to Jammu
Srinagar lake
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
7 / 21 ‹   › ‹  7 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Srinagar lake
Srinagar -  Indian soldiers were overall present because of separatist militant activity
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
8 / 21 ‹   › ‹  8 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Srinagar
Indian soldiers were overall present because of separatist militant activity
Sonamarg - The réal adventure begon in Sonamrg (the meadow of gold), a swiss looking place in Kashmir. The Srinagar Leh road was one way and it was necessary to wait for all the trucks and busses coming down from Leh to arrive to be able to start driving up to Ladakh
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
9 / 21 ‹   › ‹  9 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Sonamarg
The réal adventure begon in Sonamrg (the meadow of gold), a swiss looking place in Kashmir. The Srinagar Leh road was one way and it was necessary to wait for all the trucks and busses coming down from Leh to arrive to be able to start driving up to Ladakh
Zoji La - The zoji La pass, a 3,528 m (11,575 ft) high mountain is the gateway to Ladakh when coming to Srinagar. In 1987 the Manali Leh road was not finished yet. The Srinagar Leh was the only motorised way to get to Ladakh by bus or truck.
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
10 / 21 ‹   › ‹  10 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Zoji La
The zoji La pass, a 3,528 m (11,575 ft) high mountain is the gateway to Ladakh when coming to Srinagar. In 1987 the Manali Leh road was not finished yet. The Srinagar Leh was the only motorised way to get to Ladakh by bus or truck.
street vendors in Leh - Leh is situated at an altitude 3,524 meters.. With very long winter, vegetables and fruits are difficult to cultivate in Ladakh.
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
11 / 21 ‹   › ‹  11 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
street vendors in Leh
Leh is situated at an altitude 3,524 meters.. With very long winter, vegetables and fruits are difficult to cultivate in Ladakh.
Lamayuru - Lamayuru Monastery is currently affiliated with the Drikung Kagyu school of Buddhism. Accordint to the Drikung Kagyu history the Indian scholar Naropa (956-1041 CE) allegedly caused a lake wh
wich filled the valley to dry up and founded Lamayuru Monastery
credit Wikipedia
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
12 / 21 ‹   › ‹  12 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Lamayuru
Lamayuru Monastery is currently affiliated with the Drikung Kagyu school of Buddhism. Accordint to the Drikung Kagyu history the Indian scholar Naropa (956-1041 CE) allegedly caused a lake wh
wich filled the valley to dry up and founded Lamayuru Monastery
credit Wikipedia
Villagers in Alchi
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
13 / 21 ‹   › ‹  13 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Villagers in Alchi
Achi, small stupa - Alchi is famous because of its monastary complex, one of the oldest in Ladakh. It is stituated at ça 3200 meter hign.
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.
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
14 / 21 ‹   › ‹  14 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Achi, small stupa
Alchi is famous because of its monastary complex, one of the oldest in Ladakh. It is stituated at ça 3200 meter hign.
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.
Alchi -  wooden carved door of the Sumtsek Lhakhang  - Above the carved wooden doorway is an auspicious kyung or mkha’-lding (Sanskrit garuda) that symbolizes the stream charged with courage and spirit of supreme ripeness.
Credit http://www.rinpoche.com/stories/Alchi.htm
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
15 / 21 ‹   › ‹  15 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Alchi - wooden carved door of the Sumtsek Lhakhang
Above the carved wooden doorway is an auspicious kyung or mkha’-lding (Sanskrit garuda) that symbolizes the stream charged with courage and spirit of supreme ripeness.
Credit http://www.rinpoche.com/stories/Alchi.htm
Somewhere on the road
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
16 / 21 ‹   › ‹  16 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Somewhere on the road
Ladakh on the road - Coming from green Kashmir, bond the the Zoji La one gets in a complete different, strikingly beautiful, majetuous but almost inhospitable world.
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
17 / 21 ‹   › ‹  17 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Ladakh on the road
Coming from green Kashmir, bond the the Zoji La one gets in a complete different, strikingly beautiful, majetuous but almost inhospitable world.
Cattle grazing in Shey valley
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
18 / 21 ‹   › ‹  18 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Cattle grazing in Shey valley
Thiksey monastery - The majestuous Thiksey monastery, at an altitude of 3260 meters
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
19 / 21 ‹   › ‹  19 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Thiksey monastery
The majestuous Thiksey monastery, at an altitude of 3260 meters
Thikse monastary
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
20 / 21 ‹   › ‹  20 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Thikse monastary
Thiske monastery - Traditional Tnaka representing the wheel of life, one the basic and most important buddist teaching
aggiungi al carrello
add to shopping cart

Opzioni disponibili
Options available
21 / 21 ‹   › ‹  21 / 21  › pause play enlarge slideshow
Thiske monastery
Traditional Tnaka representing the wheel of life, one the basic and most important buddist teaching
Link
https://www.elianedisint.eu/a_passage_to_ladakh-r12729

Share link on
CLOSE
loading