16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Butter lamp: Ganden Monastery

At the 15th century Ganden Monastery in Lhasa, the potential for images was great. Yet it seemed to me that this simple yak butter lamp captured the essence of the place. Light for enlightenment, focus. Fuel donate by passing pilgrims.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Lhasa, China
Camera: NIKON D80
Copyright: © Dorothy Thompson