Bridge of Bhutan
Photos of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together.
This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you as we shelter in place.
June 12th, 2020
In Bhutan, following your curiosity always pays off.
While in Thimphu visiting the daily produce market, I noticed a bridge on the other side if the street. I climbed the stone steps to the entry.
I looked up and discovered the mandala on the ceiling, with swirls and scrolls over an ocean blue background. Through the next doorway, a wooden bridge draped in prayer flags led across the Thimphu Chu to the riverside market.
Peering through the prayer flags, the Dordenma Buddha from yesterday’s journey sat in profile on the hillside far in the distance.
Transfixed by all the flags, the history and the people coming and going in both directions, I stood and waited and watched while beauty drifted by.
Tomorrow we’ll stop at the Thimphu Centenary Market.