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Going Back – The Second Time Around (Tibet)

Tibet, near Shigatse – March 2004

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #92 is ‘Going Back – The second time around’.

In March 2004 I visited Tibet. It would be an understatement if I said it was overwhelming.
The backdrop of the Himalaya, the fact that most of the time we were 3500 meters or higher above my normal (sea) level.
The people and close contact with Buddhism. All parts of a puzzle that hopefully will bring me back once more.

About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. Some of them are partly retouched but most do have scratches, dust and stains.

Shot with Nikon F90 on Kodak TriX, scanned from film and edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

10 Responses to “Going Back – The Second Time Around (Tibet)”

  1. anne leueen

    Tibet! Ever since I read Alexandra David Neel’s book about her 19th C trip, on foot, disguised as a pilgrim so she could get into Lhasa, I have wanted to go to Tibet.

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  2. Leya

    Tibet is a fantastic country – but I would not return. I have seen how the Chinese have rebuilt and constructed modern architecture that does disturb me ( in Lhasa at least). But going there is overwhelming as you say.

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    • Chris Breebaart

      I have seen the pain that is caused by the Chinese trying to kill the Tibetan culture. However: they can not kill what is in the spirit of Buddhists. Karma

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      • Leya

        That is a good thing, yes. Chinese people do not understand religion – that was taken out of them long ago.

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        • Chris Breebaart

          I agree, but I think you cannot take believes out of people. And a long time ago, the Chinese invaded Tibet, but the Tibetans became their advisers. History may repeat itself?

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        • Leya

          History always repeats itself, doesn’t it. And I meant Chinese people born into communism often remain there.

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        • Chris Breebaart

          Well they have been infected with the greed of capitalism as well. After the Cultural Revolution China now exploits the religious objects of Tibet. I hope for Tibet they can keep their culture and language a live

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        • Leya

          I hope for Tibet too, but saw the massive campaigns and the Chinese infiltration so clearly. We talked to people who had lost loved ones, monks being killed or deported to labour camps. Many tears. But they are strong in belief. Deep in their heart they will keep it even if they cannot show it.

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