Saturday, January 8, 2011

Snapshot Sunday: Skateboarding Nun in Xiahe, China

I couldn’t resist photographing this young nun as she was skateboarding towards us on the streets of Xiahe, China.  Xiahe is the home of the Labrang Monastery which we will detail in an upcoming post.  It’s well worth a trip for anyone in China but  not able to make it all the way into Tibet.  It’s in what the Tibetans consider the Amdo region of Tibet which is the birthplace of the Dalai Lama.  It’s very colorful; a morning walk around the kora shouldn’t be missed!  The monastery is full of monks, nuns and Tibetans that come with buckets of yak butter to keep the candles burning!

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3 comments:

Connie said...

LOVE this photo! It's always so interesting to see how modern invention changes the world and your photo is a great example of how tradition and innovation can blend well together.

Jason and Tracy said...

Thanks! That is exactly why I love it too. It's so old world meets new (but still dressed as old)!

Karen Bedsaul said...

Cute, very cute.