Monastery on Hilltop

It is six years since I made my last trip to Leh. Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir State is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The beauty of Ladakh haunts you and I have been wanting to make another trip this year. Not very sure if I can. All the more reason I go back nostalgically to the huge collection of images from my last trip. Here is one enchanting image of Spituk Gompa. I could not visit this famous Tibetan Budhist Monastery, but took some really memorable shots of it from a distance. View it large on black. Hit L on your keypad!

  • Dinesh Kumar G. Sharma 4y

    Excellent image.
  • Samson CJ 4y

    amazing frame Sir!
  • Esther Moved to Ipernity ( 4y

    What an amazing place!
  • jrcavs 4y

    beautiful shot..well done!
  • Amenon 4y

    If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Atlas in Morocco I think you would love that too, for similar reasons - the landscapes have a similar haunting quality. Wondeful photo.
  • Mac ind Óg PRO 4y

    That's an amazing looking building. Very nicely captured too.
  • H G Mukhopadhyay 4y

    Brilliant !!
    Thanks for visiting !
  • O.M.A. PRO 4y

    A magical, beautiful sky and background. Greetings from Spain.
  • Elizabeth PRO 4y

    Indeed, I agree with O.M.A. when he says it's magical.
  • marc50 (since 2006) 4y

    It is simple to see why you would want to visit again. There is a majesty and beauty about this place. The mountains and sky set an amazing backdrop for the Tibetan Budhist Monastery. The darkness on the Monastery seems symbolic.
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  • Terence Faircloth PRO 4y

    Stunning. Well seen and well shot.
  • nicolas Valentin PRO 4y

  • Ramesh Lalwani 4y

    Beautiful.A nice reminder of my number of trips to ladakh some 10 years ago
  • Bulbul De 4y

    Beautiful! Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
  • Hafees Chettiparambil PRO 4y

    Wow...Outstanding shot my friend . Really a dream place to visit...adding this to my travel list. Thank you for your comments and the link (Denis Collette
  • oochappan 4y

    well framed to see this monastry in it's environment
  • Ringo Lee 4y

    This is such a beautiful place and picture. I would like to plan to go in the future.
  • Anoop Anand Anandakrishnan PRO 4y

    amazing place !!
  • Ameer Hamza 4y

    looks like a good place
  • write4acause 4y

    Hi. Thanks for giving us this beautiful photo. I included it in a hub about Kashmir in Hubpages at this link with proper links to your page... ---gmmurgirl
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Taken on August 21, 2006
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