Lhasa the Magical

Change of blog pace with a little photo expose of the most mystic and eerie, yet charming place I’ve encountered on my travels. Lhasa gripped me like no other city has.

But first, a disrespectful child at a monastery.

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Alright! Where were we?

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China to the rescue! Something tells me this wasn’t around in the 50s.
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Team Liberation!
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The divine Potala Palace and a chipper Tibetan model!
View of the Potala's rooftop from the highest courtyard.
View of the Potala’s rooftop from the highest courtyard.
Art featured inside the Potala. How I felt about staying at Everest Base Camp.
Art featured inside the Potala. How I felt about staying at Everest Base Camp.
View of Lhasa from the Palace courtyard.
View of Lhasa from the Potala courtyard.
Descending from the Potala along the back route.
Descending from the Potala along the back route.
Surprise Potala mountain goat!
Surprise Potala mountain goat!
Exploring the entrails of old Lhasa.
Exploring the entrails of old Lhasa.
Along the old town corridor.
Along the old town corridor.
The Sera Monastery in Lhasa with remnant hilltop buildings in the background against the incredible skyline.
The Sera Monastery in Lhasa with remnant hilltop buildings in the background against the incredible skyline.
Buddhist Monks debating philosophy. Passionately.
Buddhist Monks debating philosophy. Passionately.
Very passionately.
Very passionately.
This little girl received a traditional blessing at the Sera Monastery.
This little girl received a traditional blessing at the Sera Monastery.
Kids playing around the grounds.
Kids playing around the grounds.
The holy Barkhor Square in central oldtown Lhasa.
The holy Barkhor Square in central oldtown Lhasa. Really intense burned yak butter smell.
Burpees.
Burpees.
Prayer flags and Buddha statues for luck and health.
Prayer flags and Buddha statues for luck and health.
This Buddha inside a stupa in Barkhor Square took the edge off with a little bong hit.
This Buddha inside a stupa in Barkhor Square took the edge off with a little bong hit.
Good luck offerings.
Good luck offerings.
Getting in line at the National Tibet Museum.
Getting in line at the National Tibet Museum.
Some factual facts at the Chinese-funded Tibet National Museum.
Some factual facts at the Chinese-funded Tibet National Museum.
Animals in Lhasa are prepared for the cold. Bring on base camp!
Animals in Lhasa are prepared for the cold. Bring on base camp!
View of bustling, lively Barkhor Square.
View of bustling, lively Barkhor Square with the Potala Palace in the backgruond.
Pilgrimage around the city with Jokhang Temple in the background
Pilgrimage around the city with Jokhang Temple in the background.
The Pope isn't the only one who rocks ornate stuff.
The Pope isn’t the only guy who rocks ornate stuff.
Beautiful new friends!
Beautiful new friends!
Not so beautiful new friend.
Not so beautiful new friend.
Starting to quiet downtown as the sun sets.
Starting to quiet downtown as the sun sets.
Goodnight sweet Lhasa!
Goodnight sweet Lhasa!

Time to change gears again. Stay tuned!

BRB just doing stuff for a bit k?

x V

PS: test photo to see if anyone actually reads to the end of a post. Love you, hunny!

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7 Comments

  1. I dunno….I think the facts at the Chinese-funded Tibet National Museum are more “factastic” than “factual”

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