While taking this photo, my favorite thing about the shot was it’s perfect symmetry. It wasn’t until I was going through photos months later that I realized the candle on the alter is set to the right of the holder, inches from dead center. Even though that candle ruined my idea of perfect symmetry, I kind of dig this shot even more now that it’s slightly “imperfect”. Perfect might be pretty, but imperfections are usually more interesting.
Dehradoon Tibetian Monastery :
Huge settlement at the outskirts of doon. Awesome food and place to be, peaceful, colourful, doesn't feel like India.
This school high up among the clouds in Sikkim, India took me by surprise. It's important to be among natural surroundings in the early years. Today most schools look like corporate buildings. #monastery#chintantravel
Paro Taktsang, Bhutan also known as "The Tiger's Nest" monastery, hangs on a cliffside precipice more than 10,000 feet above the ground. If the intricate temple complex doesn't wow you, then the sweeping views of the Paro valley surely will
Geghard, meaning “spear” in Armenian, is a beautiful monastery that is located in the heart of Kotayk province. The monastery complex is carved out of a mountain and was founded by Gregory the Illuminator in the 4th century when he spotted a sacred spring of water inside the cave. The name “Monastery of the Spear” derived from the spear that wounded Jesus during the Crucification and was later brought to Armenia by Apostle Jude. Today, it is displayed in Armenia’s Etchmiadzin Cathedral which is known to be the oldest cathedral in the world.