Saturday, July 18, 2009

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

New and Old Rumtek Monasteries Sikkim North India. Above the clouds at about 7,000 ft sits the seat of H.H.Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. For me a day of nostalgia and sadness after learning the other day of the apparent loss of all of the large format colour negatives and transparencies of the Archive work produced 30 years ago. Fortunately I still hold B&W negs of the period which I am now making digital in my studio in north fife.

One of the many Lama dances performed at Losar, New year.

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