Bhutan Set 3 – Tiger’s Nest and Dzongs

Sensor: Panasonic DMC-LX3
Location: Tiger’s Nest Bhutan

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I blogged and posted this one already from a different angle – it was higher up.  But I saw that Bing used a photo of the Tiger’s Nest on their search engine which I thought was an impressive shot, and I said, “I have that shot too!” So here is another shot of this iconic temple.   If this Dzong weren’t already high enough, the monks who maintain the temple live higher up on the mountain side.

Sensor: Panasonic DMC-LX3
Location: Paro, Bhutan

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I met the King and Queen of Bhutan at this Dzong.  A lot of people were waiting for the King and Queen to show up as a festival was being held there that day.  It was running a bit late, and I was getting tired of standing in the square looking over people’s shoulders.  So I said this isn’t worth it.   I left and started roaming around the place to get some fresh air and stretch my legs.  Within a few minutes however I was stopped by a few guards who said, “Stop right there.”  Uh oh, what did I do?  So of course I stopped, and the guard told me to put my camera away and briefly searched me.   Literally 30 seconds later the King and Queen come out of the door way I stopped by and started greeting people.  I was literally the second person he greeted!  He asked me where I was from and how I liked the country.  I told him I was from the US and thought that his country was very nice.   After my first encounter with Royalty, I though to myself, “I could be an ambassador after this.”

Meanwhile hundreds or thousands of people were waiting to catch a glimpse of him in the center square!  Ha ha!

Sensor: Panasonic DMC-LX3
Location: Thimpu, Bhutan

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One more shot of a Dzong that was converted to a government building.  The residence of the King and Queen is too the left, however
I could not get a clear shot of the place.

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