Beyond The Bridges
My second travel journal/photobook, "Beyond The Bridges", was written in mid 2011 following a trip to Tibet. Once again it's a relatively short story, of around 12,000 words. It followed the pattern the first book.
As I say in the text this trip fully awakened in me the outrage I feel towards the Chinese government's occupation of Tibet. I have been a financial supporter of the Australian Tibet Council for many years as a result.
Images: top and right:
My photo titled 'Alone', 2011. High above Lhasa, at Drepung Monastery, with the orderly (and out of place) city below, this shot of the lone monk cries out to me about all that is wrong with the Chinese occupation of Tibet. This photo was judged by the Australian Tibet Council the winner of their Justice For Tibetan Nomads campaign competition in 2019.
The magnificent Potala Palace, one of my three favourite buildings in the world.
Images: L to R from left:
Dawn over a frozen lake, approx. 20 klms SW of Makalu (middle/centre mountain), the world's 5th highest mountain;
10m high Neitang Buddha, approx. 20klms SW of Lhasa;
Before the storm, from our campsite high above the Kangshung Valley;
North Face of Chomolungma (Mt Everest) from the seriously desolate Rongbuk Valley;
Trekking crew with a pretty awesome backdrop.