When I was in Tibet in May, we visited quite a few Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. I am fascinated by doors, and to a lesser extent windows. I’m not sure what draws me to these colorful doors; it probably has something to do with what lies behind them. I found myself so many times wandering around a monastery and wondering what was behind some lonely door. I wished I could wander at will, especially at the magnificent Potala Palace in Lhasa. It is almost like a small city with countless halls and rooms. Of course, the tourists are only allowed to see a very small portion of them.
The doors and windows in this post are only a portion of what I shot. They are mostly brightly colored, though some of the out of the way doors look neglected, and used. They are in no particular order, and are from the following monasteries:
Lhasa: Jokham Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Potala Palace
Gyantze: Pochu Monastery
Shigatze: Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Sakya: Sakya Monastery
I thought about labeling where each photo was shot, but I decided it probably doesn’t matter. If you would really like to know where a door or window was shot, send me a message and I’l let you know.
The colours are stunning!
Beautiful collection! I’ve always been surprised with their beautifully decorative buildings. You’ve captured these details nicely!
Gorgeous colours and details! Thank you!
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