"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)


And so we left the Nubra Valley:
its awesome beauty; its monastery; its deserts; and its hints of Shangri La.


6 responses

  1. JGP

    Cor, what a photo!

    May 23, 2012 at 1:00 am

    • It was one I had to leave the car for – you can see it further along the road..

      May 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

  2. Toffeeapple

    That is a truly stunning image. The stillness of the water is amazing.

    May 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    • It was one of those photo-opportunities I could not let slip away!

      We were driving out of Diskit and beginning to head for the Khardung Pass when I spotted the mountains perfectly reflected in that river. I asked Norvo, our driver, to stop – he was always very patient with me – then walked back to capture the scene.

      Looking at that picture now, and seeing our car against the dramatic Ladakhi landscape, brings a bitter-sweet nostalgia..

      May 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm

  3. S. Etole

    This is such a remarkable photo. The reflections of your journey have shared it well.

    May 26, 2012 at 9:32 am

    • Thank you!

      Norvo, our driver, usually knew exactly which places we should stop at for “photo-opportunities”, but this one was new to him.

      May 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm

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