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Fall foliage along the tracks of the Franklin Shuttle.
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Little boy climbing the stairs of the Drepung Monastery in Tibet
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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.

TAGS: Child, China, Tibet

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Annandale, Virginia, United States of America
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© Christa Hoskins.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2016
Total Views: 11
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2016, 2:37 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5300
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Lhasa/Tibet, China