Summer in Samarkand and it was over 40 degrees everyday. I was staying at a little garden guest house on a back street near Tamerlane’s Tomb, and couldn’t resist taking this shot when walking home from dinner. I used a mini- tripod for the long exposure. For comparison, here is the tomb from the same angle, but in daylight.
A Mani Stone along the ‘kora’ around Mount Kailash – August 2007
Tikse Monastary, Ladakh, September 2013
This normally popular monastery was deserted the day I visited, as there was a big festival at Hemis Monastery and all the monks were there.