Tso Moriri, Ladakh, India.

Mighty, endless, vast, abundant, clear, beautiful and pure…it touches you and moves you like only Nature can. At Tso Moriri, all you can do is bow down and feel blessed for having witnessed it.

Tso Moriri, at a distance of around 250km from Leh is a high mountain lake at a height of around 4500m.

Mighty mountains, snow capped peaks, lush green fields and the deep blue water stretching to the horizon, Tso Moriri offers it all. Due to its long distance from Leh, It is not frequented by too many tourists. Which means, when you visit Tso Moriri, you will most likely, have it all to yourself!

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Loving the photography of David Boyson Cooper today. Beautiful landscapes!


Union Island - 2011

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From the Vela archives: Eva Holland’s “Desert Solitaire Blues.”

Desert Solitaire comes to a climax in its 12th chapter, “Down the River,” in which Abbey and a pal raft a stretch of the Colorado River before its obliteration by a new dam. The chapter is joyful and furious and it reads like a call to the barricades, a call to arms, a call to climb in a dinghy with a good friend and just go. It’s hard to imagine anyone reading it without being stirred to action – imagined action, at the very least – and I was no exception. But it was also the chapter that broke Abbey’s spell for me, the bouncer that tossed me out of the club.

“Same old wife every night.”

The words punctured my rapture. A few sentences later, Abbey listed women alongside bars, wars, elections and traffic jams – modern contrivances that conspired to keep a man down, submitting to “the creeping strangulation of the clean white collar and the rich but modest four-in-hand garrote!”

Surely, I thought, I was misunderstanding him. We were all in this together, weren’t we? Weren’t we all looking to escape beyond the end of the roads? Surely women were something more, to him, than another daily nuisance, a human variation on rush hour gridlock. …

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