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TIBET! Part 1: Potala Palace & Lhasa Aerials

Hey guys. In the month of May 2006 I was lucky enough to be able to go on a one month study tour through China. One of the places we were able to visit was Tibet. The following are photos of Potala Palace, the former home of the Dalai Lama, and some aerials I took of the capital, Lhasa (approx. 350,000).

Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos inside the structure itself, but I hope you enjoy the rest of this four part series of photos! I'm not big on commentary, so if you have any questions, just ask, and I'll do my best to answer them.







































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wow! this is a place I would love to go to. I am very jealous.
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fascinating tour, BNABreaker... I'm jealous of your travels
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God damn, thanks for sharing BnaB!

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments!
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wonderful! thanks!
You were actually the one who convinced me to put these up, so I suppose I should be thanking you as well!
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BNA, did you take the train to Lasa? I'm planning to do that sometime in the not too distant future, and I was just wondering if you had any comments on the trip itself.

Great photos, thanks.
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awesome! I need to get my ass down there, or up there!
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amazing!

what is that language, klingon? (not the chinese characters but the sign towards the end of the photo thread.)

also, tibetans and lhasa in general have a spooky similarity to the andes - this could be altiplano bolivia!
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BNA, did you take the train to Lasa? I'm planning to do that sometime in the not too distant future, and I was just wondering if you had any comments on the trip itself.

Great photos, thanks.
I appreciate it! Thanks!

As for my travels, I flew into Lhasa from Xi'an, but I do recall one of our guides telling us that taking the train up to Lhasa from (I think) Chengdu was getting more and more popular and he said that he recommended it "for the next time you're here", and I can only hope that there will be a next time for me! It is an incredible place. Definitely go if you can.
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Very fascinating - thanks for sharing!
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I can't believe these threads have already sunk to the bottom considering this is the first Tibet photo series ever on SSP. Man, these sure don't get many views now that International cities have been split. Ahh well. I'll bump this up just incase.
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^ It is sad. But I'm afraid that it was the same problem in the old format too. I imagine that my Xinjiang, Pakistan, and Afghanistan threads were SSP firsts too, but they were no competition for Denver and Phoenix photo threads. There just doesn't seem to be an appetite for photo threads of exotic places here. I even have several more threads worth of photos from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, but there's not that much incentive to post them to be honest. Anyway, I don't mean to complain. Its just the way it is. And for what its worth, I've thoroughly enjoyed all of your Tibet threads. I desperately want to visit for myself. Your photos make me want to go even more. Thanks.
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^ It is sad. But I'm afraid that it was the same problem in the old format too. I imagine that my Xinjiang, Pakistan, and Afghanistan threads were SSP firsts too, but they were no competition for Denver and Phoenix photo threads. There just doesn't seem to be an appetite for photo threads of exotic places here. I even have several more threads worth of photos from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, but there's not that much incentive to post them to be honest. Anyway, I don't mean to complain. Its just the way it is. And for what its worth, I've thoroughly enjoyed all of your Tibet threads. I desperately want to visit for myself. Your photos make me want to go even more. Thanks.
Thanks a million man. I appreciate it. Your photo threads were absolutely epic. I now know what you mean though. I don't really feel motivated to spend another three hours putting up a photo thread of some exotic place that is just going to sink to the bottom in a couple days.

It's not that I don't greatly appreciate the comments, and I'm glad people enjoyed these pics, and granted, it isn't about who can get the most comments, but it is a bit frustrating. Hell, in a matter of a couple days a photo thread on suburban Atlanta got more views than my entire Tibet series combined got in a week. lol Not to take anything away from that thread of course, but damn.

Anyway, again, I appreciate the comments and I'm glad you enjoyed them.
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