Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Random photo: candles at Ragya (Lajia) monastery, Qinghai
Ragya is a small monastery under a cliff on the banks of the Yellow River. Rock used this as a base and staging post for his abortive attempt to reach Amnye Machen range. When I visited in May 2012 it was an active and friendly monastery. I was able to wander around during the morning devotions and take a few pictures with my Rolleiflex and Leica film cameras.