https://flic.kr/p/24F1m7L | Dobji Dzong, Haa Valley, Bhutan | Capture of the picturesque Dobji Dzong, which is considered to be the first model Dzong in Bhutan. The fortress was built in 1531 by Ngawang Chogyal, the brother of Chojie Drukpa kuenley, aka the “Divine Madman”.
https://flic.kr/p/GsPcpR | Military Barracks, Damthang, Haa Valley, Bhutan | "Truth! Freedom! Justice! And a hard-boiled egg!" — Terry Pratchett (Night Watch) *** Capture of green-roofed military barracks located in the small and remote town of Damthang at the end of Haa Valley, Bhutan, close to the Chinese border.
https://flic.kr/p/24rMa7K | Dealmaker, Paro Festival, Paro, Bhutan | "Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul." — Dave Pelzer (A Child Called "It") *** Happy children counting quite some amount of money during the Paro Tshechu, Paro, Bhutan, March 2018.
https://flic.kr/p/25Dt7Bh | Prayer Flags, Chele La Pass, Bhutan | "Doubt everything. Find your own light." — Gautama Buddha *** Capture of typical prayer flags dancing in the wind high on the Chele La Pass, which combines the valleys of Paro and Haa.
https://flic.kr/p/25k4ugY | Lone Horse, Gasa Dzong, Gasa, Bhutan | "When happiness settles upon you like a butterfly, sit very quiet and remember the colors" — Diane Lee Wilson (I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade) *** Capture of a white horse who freely and happily roams through the park of Gasa Dzong, Gasa, Bhutan.
https://flic.kr/p/26qqFny | Dance of the Rakshas, Gasa Tshechu, Gasa, Bhutan | Capture of the traditional Dance of the Rakshas during the Gasa Tshechu, Gasa, Bhutan, March 2018.
https://flic.kr/p/JmrGPC | Cherry Blossoms, Tengchu Goemba, Paro Valley, Bhutan | Cherry blossoms and reflective light captured during the golden hour at the remote Tengchu Goemba, Paro, Bhutan.
https://flic.kr/p/23ChfEd | Portrait of a Bhutanese Woman, Haa Valley, Bhutan | "Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are." — Markus Zusak (I Am the Messenger) *** Portraiture of an old Bhutanese Woman met in small village of Ha, Bhutan, March 2018.
https://flic.kr/p/HB19Rh | Morning Mist, Dochula Pass, Bhutan | "We changed again, and yet again, and it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me." — Charles Dickens (Great Expectations) ••• A capture of morning mist slowly floating into the landscape on top of the Dochula Pass with the Himalayan mountains in the back, Bhutan March 2018.
https://flic.kr/p/26hsknr | Forest Fog, Jigme Dorji National Park, Gasa Valley, Bhutan | Untouched semi-tropical forest covered in morning fog captured in the beautiful Jigme Dorji National Park, Gasa District, Bhutan.
https://flic.kr/p/25DezgY | Market at Gasa Festival, Bhutan | "I notice it says on your tray, ‘Dibbler Enterprises, Est,’” said Vimes. “Shouldn’t it say when you were established?" — Terry Pratchett (Night Watch) *** A photo tourist exploring the local market during the Gasa tshechu, Bhutan, March 2018.
https://flic.kr/p/24SPjet | Dance of the Terrifying Deities, Paro Festival, Bhutan | "Here too it’s masquerade, I find: As everywhere, the dance of mind. I grasped a lovely masked procession, And caught things from a horror show… I’d gladly settle for a false impression, If it would last a little longer, though." — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe *** Capture of a Buddhist monk wearing a colorful traditional dress performing the Dance of the Terrifying Deities, Paro Tshechu, March 2018.
https://flic.kr/p/24vNtzk | Mountain Scene, Himalaya, Gasa Valley, Bhutan | "Light slanting down across Alode the Cliff illuminated a hundred forests; the irradiated foliage seemed to glow with internal light: bitter lime, intense gray-blue given pointillist fire by scarlet seed-pots, dark umber, black-blue, black-green" — Jack Vance (Marune: Alastor 933) *** Early morning sunlight passing through the Himalayas captured in the remote Jigme Dorji National Park, Gasa, Bhutan.
https://flic.kr/p/2365q1C | Wheel of Fortune, Gasa Festival, Bhutan | "Luck is my middle name," said Rincewind, indistinctly. "Mind you, my first name is Bad." — Terry Pratchett *** A scene of ordinary enjoyment during the Gasa Tshechu.
https://flic.kr/p/25L6prv | Portrait of a Monk, Tengchu Goemba, Paro Valley, Bhutan | "To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation." — Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist) *** Portrait of a young buddhist monk aged 17, captured at the remote Tengchu Goemba, Paro District. The historic monastery is still active and occupied by roughly 20 monks.
https://flic.kr/p/2661kei | Rinphung Dzong, Paro District, Bhutan | "We rode on the winds of the rising storm, We ran to the sounds of the thunder. We danced among the lightning bolts, and tore the world asunder." — Robert Jordan (The Dragon Reborn) *** Late afternoon view of Rinphung Dzong, which is located in the Paro Valley, Bhutan. The Buddhist monastery is also known as Paro Dzong.