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The Face

This chap looked after a monastery in Tibet
This chap looked after a monastery in Tibet

I’m not sure how well this image fits the theme of “The Face.” It’s certainly a face, but the face? Still, it’s one of my better early portraits that was not of my family.

He looked after a temple in Tibet. We were expected to tip him on the way out and I didn’t have any change so I ended up having to give a reasonably large denomination note. I decided to get value for money by taking a few pictures.

Please also vote for my entry in last weeks challenge, “Plants.” I’m entry number 197.

My delicious.com bookmarks for January 25th through January 27th


Tashilumpo (Tashilhunpo) Monastery, Tibet
Tashilumpo (Tashilhunpo) Monastery, Tibet

Religion seems to be woven into the daily life of Tibetans in a way that seems alien to most Westerners, which made it a mine of possibilities for this weeks PhotoFriday theme.

In the end I settled on this image from Tashilumpo Monastery, one of my favourites from that trip.

Please also vote for my entry in last weeks challenge, “The Great Outdoors.” I’m entry 160.

My del.icio.us bookmarks for April 2nd through April 5th

  • The Cost of E-Voting – One of the many reasons that I am against e-voting machines: the cost. "The cost … increased 179 percent per voter on average." All that money for a less reliable system. Bargain!
  • Change we can believe in – I didn't realise that we were in line for some new coins. They look surprisingly good, certainly much better than the new US notes. (Originally from daringfireball.net)
  • Bali bombings: A sister's search for justice – I've always said that it's much easier to be against capital punishment when it's just an abstract idea. Here the sister of one of the Bali bombing's victims argues why she's still against it.

My del.icio.us bookmarks for March 12th through March 18th