March 20, 2015

Tibet from Space


The International Space Station viewed from the approaching Space Shuttle. View is southeast. The bow tie shaped lake is Peko Tso in southern Tibet. Kathmandu is to the south of it. The Mustang region of Nepal is visible in the lower centre of the image.


Looking west, north-west across the the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya. Bhutan is in the lower right. Nam Tso is in middle right of the photo. The odd-shaped lake is Yamdrok Tso. Lhasa is located between the two lakes. December 20, 2014.

An enthralling photo/history/personal essay on the ancient nation as see from high above at Tibet from Space キ Maptia

These are the days of miracle and wonder,
This is the long distance call,
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The way we look to us all o-yeah,
The way we look to a distant constellation
That's dying in a corner of the sky,
These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don't cry baby don't cry
Don't cry don't cry

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 20, 2015 9:34 AM
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James Hilton wrote about Shangri-La and Three Dog Night sung about Shambala. Couldn't quite make them out in the pictures.

Posted by: chasmatic at March 21, 2015 10:21 AM