Posted by: Tibet Foundation | March 26, 2008

Landmarks

We transform places and they alter us in return. Part of our identity is mirrored in the surroundings we inhabit or attempt to tame. Nevertheless, we are shaped particularly by these background. This is how an affair with nature is born.

Photographer John Aldridge captured Kandze region – Tibet. The images were taken from November 2000 to January 2001

LANDSCAPES

Bridges from Kandze, Tibet

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River flooding the nearby area

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Over Dzachu river

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Bridge built around 1950

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Crossing in the vicinity of a Buddhist monastery

CULTURE MARKS

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Prayer flag in a high pass in Dzogchen

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High altitude road in Kandze
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Prayer flags on a mountain top

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Yacs are important for the survival of most nomadic Tibetans

CITYSCAPES

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Yaan, Sershul area

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Sershul, Tibet

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Pole decorated with a prayer flag

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Pass to a monastery

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Building stupa, religious carvings
BUDDHISM

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Mantra carved on a rocky facade: OM MA NI PAD ME HUM. It is the most popular mantra – the Mantra of Avaloketeshvara, the patron deity of Tibet. Tibetans believe that recitation of the six syllables mantra will help them achieve the six perfections: from generosity to wisdom.

Photography with the courtesy of John Aldridge

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