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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Fabulous Faces of Bhutan

It's hard to believe that two years have passed and I am just now finishing my portraits of Bhutan. I hope you enjoy seeing their faces.  It was a blissful experience meeting them in person and I treasure these moments to visit them once again.


A group of women on a lunch break.

Holiday trekking up to a local temple in Monjar.



Children are joyously welcomed in Bhutan - girls and boys.















There is no government pension for the elderly,but working men and women
are guaranteed paid leave to attend to family health needs.

A novice priest at a day-long Buddhist ceremony to cleanse a home.


Nursery school teacher leads the students in singing,
"The wheels of the bus go round and round."
Education is free, but not compulsory.





Bhutan has four branches of military: the Army, the Royal Bodyguards,
the Militia  and the Royal Police. Being landlocked, they have no need for a navy.
There is a recent YouTube about an air force, which was not in existence in 2014.







Military and dancer chatting at the Dochula Druk Wangyal Festival 2014.


Artist at the Rigne School of Traditional Art in Trashiyangtse.

Security Guard at a temple.






Keeping warm at a festival.






















Captured by the ceremony at Dochula Pass.







Sonam Logay, my first guide, who caught me as I fell in love with Bhutan.















A handsome man at Jungshi paper factory in Thimphu.



A nomad from the north. She sold our guide fresh herbs.

A woman collecting firewood; her mouth is red with betel leaf and areca nut.
Sometimes children chew it for their elders as they age and lose teeth.

In the market in Thimphu.









Woman at a small store along the road.











































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