Doug Bruns

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Tibet

In Photography, Travel on February 23, 2013 at 6:00 am

Last week we walked the streets of Prague. Let’s put on our hiking boots this Saturday and head up the Tibetan Plateau.

Two young monks at Barcor in Lhasa

Two young monks at Barcor in Lhasa

Yarlung Valley, Tibet

Yarlung Valley, Tibet

Sacred Mountain Lake

Sacred Mountain Lake

Yak Herder

Yak Herder

The Potala, home and palace of the Dalhi Lama.

The Potala, home and palace of the Dalhi Lama.

Monastery Tower

Monastery Tower

Monk with Cane

Monk with Cane

Goat Herder

Goat Herder

I was in Tibet in 2004 and returned in 2005. Though beautiful and with a degree of magic one would expect, I found the hardship of the people too much to bare. If you want to better understand what occurred to the native American Indian–the land-grabs, the disenfranchisement, the poverty, the world-loss of a beautiful people and their culture–then Tibet, now sixty-plus years since the Chinese invasion, is the place to study. Frankly, I found it too depressing to ever return.