Photographer's Note

On the left is Jhomolhari (one of several spellings), a peak which the Bhutanese consider sacred as the home of the goddess Jomo. Climbing it is now prohibited. The first to climb it, in 1937, claimed they avoided setting foot on the summit, but a 1970 group may have walked there--Jomo has not officially commented. The mountain is 7316 meters (24,000 feet) high.

On the right are the ruins of Drugyel Dzong. Dzongs are a combination of monastery, fortress and administrative headquarters, though the "fortress" aspect is not meaningful in modern times.

To see this sight you should go to Bhutan in the winter--at other times, the high peaks are invariably shrouded by clouds.

This shot was scanned from a 10-year-old slide that, as you can guess, had extremely high contrast. I salvaged it as best I could, but any suggestions would be appreciated.

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