February 26, 2010

SWF: Bylakuppe Monastery

Bylakuppe in Karnataka has a number of monasteries, nunneries and temples in all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions. It is a settlement that was established on land leased by the Karnataka state government to accommodate some of the Tibetan refugees who came to India after 1959.

My skywatch pictures this week are these made one pleasant evening last month while on a long walk from the Namdroling Monastery to reach this Sera Monastery.




Do go watch more skies at Sky Watch Friday.

22 comments:

J Bar said...

Good shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Laura Hegfield said...

These are wonderful photos.I particularly love the one at the top; the unique forms of the trees against the sky.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Lovely photos. I like the trees in shadow. Enjoy your weekend.
Cheers.
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Rajesh said...

Very lovely shots of the place.

Evelyn Howard said...

Interesting sky in the first shot and nice silhouttes. I love the last shot too - interesting details of the buildings and gate. I would love to go to Tibet one day :). Have a nice weekend, Ev

Trotter said...

Hi Celina! Sorry for another long absence, but after a busy start of the year I decided to make a break during the Carnival week, anticipating new hard weeks ahead!!

Excellent pictures! Another spot in the list... ;)

Meanwhile, Blogtrotter 2 is in Haiti. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!!

magiceye said...

wonderful captures!!!

Lakshmi said...

very different pictures from the usual lot

syel said...

beautiful silhouettes of the trees and the architectural design of the monasteries :)

shooting star said...

i like the last shot the best!!!!

Mridula said...

I too have been there, the gold is so alluring against the blue.

Shijoy said...

Nice shots
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♥ Braja said...

Indicaspecies....haven't seen you for a long time; spotted you on Sky Watch....nice to see you :)

Zhu said...

Eh, it's been a while!

I like the first pic, with the trees.

Trotter said...

Hi Celine! March has arrived and maybe this awful winter will be gone...
Happy Holi. Great Festival of Colours!!

Meanwhile, Blogtrotter 2 is still in Haiti, now at Malfini Beach. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!!

Becca's Dirt said...

Loved looking over your blog. Beautiful photos. I love seeing photos of your country.

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi.
Wonderful shot. I appreciate for your excellent photography.

rainboy said...

Happy Holi to you too :D

How've you been ...

Have to say...still jealous of you ;D

take care

louisebah said...

love the papaya tree picture!! :)

AJEYA RAO said...

I loved the exploration, i did on this place in 2006. Truely a wonderful place to visit.

Kay said...

yes...beautiful.... the architecture and trees almost overshadowing, but in a totality...dreamy

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and GReat shots !!