My Journey To The Tiger’s Lair

In Bhutan, high in the Himalayan Mountains, the jaw-dropping Taktsang Palphug Buddhist Monastery, was built into the granite sheer rock face. It was built in 1692 and known as Tiger’s Lair after a sacred monk who meditated in thirteen tiger lair caves there in the 8th century.

In Bhutan, high in the Himalayan Mountains, the jaw-dropping Taktsang Palphug Buddhist Monastery, was built into the granite sheer rock face. It was built in 1692 and known as Tiger’s Lair after a sacred monk who meditated in thirteen tiger lair caves there in the 8th century.

The wooden buildings are painted with intricate and colorful patterns that have meaning to the faithful and are connected by stairways made in the rocks. Along the trek from the valley to the monastery are prayer flags, temple bells, a wishing tree and a waterfall.

The wooden buildings are painted with intricate and colorful patterns that have meaning to the faithful and are connected by stairways made in the rocks. Along the trek from the valley to the monastery are prayer flags, temple bells, a wishing tree and a waterfall.

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Bali Hotel Reception

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In the thousands of hotels I’ve stayed it in the 108 countries I’ve photographed this lobby in a boutique hotel in Bali stays in my memory because the design is simple, natural, and stands out because of those qualities.

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Curacao Aerial

Aerial -Sand bars, ocean and clouds, Curacao.

Aerial -Sand bars, ocean and clouds, Curacao.

Flying between Bonaire and Curaçao in the Caribbean revealed this aerial view that was like an abstract painting. The dark area on the right is the shoreline. The light wavy lines are sand formations close to the water’s surface. The white formations right and upper right were the clouds below us. Nature creates pure art.

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Little Boy With a Gun

Boy with gun.

Boy with gun.

I am still wondering what fantasy this little boy with his “gun” is entertaining.

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An American Visitor In Cuba

Cuba – 1999

American visitors to Cuba continue to be rare. I saw sights few people have seen on the island. Here are a few images:

The buildings on the waterfront in Havana are painted bright colors reminding one of wedding cakes. Deep pastels keep the people’s spirits up.

The buildings on the waterfront in Havana are painted bright colors reminding one of wedding cakes. Deep pastels keep the people’s spirits up.

Because comforts are rare, the family in Cuba is even more the core of their existence.

Because comforts are rare, the family in Cuba is even more the core of their existence.

Cars driving on the flooded waterfront on a stormy night.

Cars driving on the flooded waterfront on a stormy night.

An eighteenth century fortress still stands watch.

An eighteenth century fortress still stands watch.

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