Tag: Tibet Photo Tour

2013 Garze Tibet Workshop & Tour

Spend 10 days in the beautiful, mysterious, and uniquely Tibetan Garze prefecture...

I’m really excited to announce our first tour/workshop of 2013.  We will be holding a workshop in one of my favorite places in all of Tibet, Garze prefecture.  Garze has the most unique architecture I’ve ever seen in all of Tibet and the people are relatively untouched by modernization as compared to other places on the plateau.  In 2012 I spent three days driving through Garze and it left such a huge impact on me that I knew Plateau Photo Tours needed to do a workshop here.  We will spend 10 days photographing Garze prefecture.  I’m excited as always to have my good friend and cohort Matt Brandon (The Digital Trekker) on board for this one as well.  All in all, this is going to be a truly amazing trip.

Check out the information and images below:

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November Wallpaper: Drepung Monastery

A November wallpaper of one of Lhasa's main monasteries

(Download the November Wallpaper here – Right click, Save as)

Put your pitchforks and torches away, because here it is – November’s Wallpaper

This months calendar is a quick image of a few of the stupas at Drepung monastery outside of Lhasa.  It’s a fantastic location and one of our stops on our annual Lhasa, Everest, Nepal workshop.  In fact, it’s the image I used on our 2012 announcement.

Just to give you a context for some of the terms like stupa and Drepung, here are their wikipedia entries.

Drepung Monastery – (literally “Rice Heap” monastery[2][3]), located at the foot of Mount Gephel, is one of the “great three” Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. The other two are Ganden and Sera.
Drepung is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries and is located on the Gambo Utse mountain, five kilometers from the western suburb of Lhasa. (read more here)

A stupa (from Sanskrit: m.,stūpa, literally meaning “heap”) is a mound-like structure containing Buddhist relics, typically the remains of Buddha, used by Buddhists as a place of worship.
After “stupa”, “chorten” is the most commonly encountered English term. The term “reliquary” is sometimes used, after a Roman Catholic functional equivalent. (read more here)

Enjoy