We travel the most when we learn something new. And we learn when we come to a place full of stories and inspiration. What we find in such places is that it is the sadness that makes the sun-shine brighter, and it is the spirit of people that makes this world more beautiful. This applies to McLeod Ganj – a nondescript sleepy hamlet in the foothills of the Himalayas – in an absolute and unconditional sense.
The smell of butter tea in the peewee lanes of McLeod Ganj in the chilly mornings, the sound of Buddhist prayers in Namgyal Monastery and the many friendly faces that I frequently stumbled upon, often filled me with a sudden unanswerable sense – that I’ve been to this place before.
I decided to visit McLeod Ganj to experience Tibetan Buddhist culture, as this place is now home to its government in exile and the revered Dalai Lama with his several thousand Tibetan people. And no wonder the city lives up to its tag of small Tibet and the “Little Lhasa”. I found the Buddhists living in Mcleod Ganj more religiously inclined (though I’m not comparing), with almost everyone I spoke to have the highest sense of regard for Dalai Lama.
I wanted to visit this place again and again.
Hopefully super soon. 📸: @__the.morrigan__
Shot on: @oneplus 6T
Edit on : @lightroom
When: 17th Aug 2019
Organised by: @qafila_safar
The lady stood and stared out into the distance for about 20 minutes or so, not moving, not weaving or looking around, just standing. I enjoyed the way she experienced the peace of it all. Afterwards i approached her to show her some of the images, she didn't care, i liked that. I looked into her eyes, elderly lady, soft, tired but thankful eyes, she experienced something. In that moment she connected with something far greater than herself. With moments like these worlds are moved and hearts are opened. The story she could tell, years of joy, hurt, love, triumphs, disasters, a lifetime of experiences all wrapped up in this one person. No one can take it from her, it's hers. Each one of us are so special. We need to know this about ourselves.
The guy with the phone on the other hand, i'm not sure if he saw anything. Lol
Life is all about balance and choices.
Take the time to quiet down.