Prayer wheel in golden light
The Dukezong prayer wheel lies in the heart of Shangri-La’s old town and stands over 24 metres tall (80′) atop Guishan (which translates as Tortoise Mountain). It is a small hill but along with this massive bronze Tibetan prayer wheel is adorned with two beautiful structures that are the main buildings of the Dukezong Temple.
I arrived in Shangri-La earlier in the day and went exploring with a recently made photographer friend once unpacked. We made our way to the old town, which is a siren’s call for most visitors to Shangri-La, and was charmed by the vibrant people and character buildings. Jorge needed a coffee and that sounded like a great idea. We retired to a second floor coffee shop which afforded a great view of the street and Guishan. With great coffee soon in hand, the clouds offered us a gift by parting to the west. With the sun close to setting, the warm light glowed on the wheel and the temple. The coffee was forgotten for a few minutes at that point in favour of photographing. A great start to my visit to this most interesting of places.
Amazing place! Must be a lot to choose from and a challenge to get a good viewpoint. You have captured these images well.
September 17, 2015 at 8:57 am
The clouds parted for a reason and you captured that moment. What a way to begin your exploration of such a beautiful place.
I know you’ll enjoy the experience and we look forward to the masterful and interpretive photos that you will be taking.
September 15, 2015 at 11:12 pm
Thank you for sharing this special place on our earth
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September 15, 2015 at 11:05 pm
Wow, the sunlight gives it a fantasy feel
September 15, 2015 at 5:37 pm