Photographer's Note

Prayer flags flying in the wind at the Cheli La pass, altitude 3 810 m. These long strips with prayers printed on cloth are erected on poles by persons who ask the gods for a favour such as succeeding in the exams, getting healthy or making a good business deal. The windier it gets, the more likely it is that the prayers will reach the gods.
This is in western Bhutan, on the ridge between the Paro and the Haa valleys.
A scan of a Kodachrome slide.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10387 W: 529 N: 20150] (88511)
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