Land of Pure Vision
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The spiritual traditions of Buddhism are imprinted on the landscape of the Himalayas like a cosmographical map. Drawing on 35 years’ experience as a geographer and photographer, David Zurick explores this sacred landscape in a sequence of 100 beautiful black-and-white photographs of its holy places, from the high plateaus of the western Himalaya to the rugged gorges of Tibert’s eastern borderlands. Some are natural – springs, caves, forest groves – others man-made, such as temples and monasteries, but all exude a transcendent calm. Foreword by Éric Valli.