14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Little boy climbing the stairs of the Drepung Monastery in Tibet
Known as the one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, the Drepung Monastery was established in 1416. Wherever I walked in the monastery, I felt welcomed as if I were coming back to a familiar place. Not a lot of people were there at the time so we were free to roam at ease. It was late afternoon by the time we got there, so the sun was glistening in full effect which, made everything more radiant. The colors of the fabric on the buildings contrasted so perfectly with the sky where wisps of clouds seemed to hug the tops. It was all too dreamlike… it was heaven on Earth.
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||Nov. 29, 2016, 2:37 a.m.