One of the first things we did in Bhutan was to visit a nunnery. It’s one of just a few in the country, and it’s a small one. That day there wasn’t much going on, but a few nuns were going about their daily routines. This woman was on her way to do her studies and as I saw her walk through the screen door, I asked if I could make a picture of her through the screen. She was kind enough to say yes. I love the direct look in her eyes, and the way the light fell across her face. She holds her sanskrit prayers in her arms. It was the beginning of a lot of ‘gifts’ I/we’d receive on this trip.
Buddhist Nun in Doorway, Bhutan
by btharp | Nov 20, 2011 | Brenda Tharp's Photo Blog, photography, travel photography, workshops & photo tours | 4 comments
Thanks, Kalani – and yes, perhaps a phase…:)
I feel like that photos judging me. Frost, storms,
nuns, going through an existential phase Brenda?? Great portrait, it really resonates with me.
Now, you see, Brenda, that’s the difference between you and me…you visit a nunnery, and I’d visit a winery!
Thanks, John – well, truth be told, I’d be visiting both if they had wineries over there! ha ha. I keep thinking of the phrase “get thee to a nunnery” from the Monty Python group’s stuff – and it makes me laugh when I see the word nunnery. Thanks for that!