Buddha Dodenma Watches over Thimphu (Day 31-2016)

Buddha Dodenma: Thimphu
Buddha Dodenma: Thimphu
The Buddha Dodenma is a 51.5 meter (169 foot) tall statue that overlooks Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The bronze statue, gilded in gold was still under construction when I visited it in October 2014, yet the watchful eyes already had a commanding presence.

Intricate Handiwork in Bhutan’s Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre (Day 29 – 2016)

Intricate weaving - Bhutan
Intricate weaving – Bhutan

Still in Bhutan (photograph was taken Oct 3 2014), we stop at a weaving facility, Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre. In here are a couple of rooms where women are sitting on the floor with their looms, handweaving cloth. The yarn is bright and colourful and the patterns are intricate.

(photograph taken October 3, 2014)