visuals | 1 June 2013

Happy, Beauty, Lucky: The Tibetan border at Hilsa, a Chinese wallpaper, and my state of mind

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“Don’t stay up here. The wind is too strong”, my travelling companions warn me. It is September 2011 and we have just reached Nara la, the last pass on the old trade route from Humla in northwestern Nepal to Tibet. While everybody else hurries on I stay back, overwhelmed by the views: on one side the green southern flanks of the Himalayas with their forested slopes; on the other side the dry and barren Tibetan plateau. The wind almost takes away my tripod. A few horses are grazing nearby and do not seam to notice: (…)