Linda Osnabrug and I set out to Asia for a half-year trip now 20 years ago. The journey began in India and ended in Indonesia. Every country was an adventure but none more so than Tibet in wintertime. The Himalaya's and pilgrims from all over Tibet heading for Llasa and the severely cold conditions left a lasting impression. In this time of lockdowns, it is a warm memory of other times. Originally photographed with an analogue film camera, the negatives are scanned with a digital camera and processed in Capture One and Photoshop.
India Downtown New Delhi, it is hot and a man is taking a nap in the middle of the noisy street.
India Deeg - Our Deeg Palace guide invited us for tea at his house, where his children playfully posed for us.
India Kekri - Milkman in Rajasthan.
India Kekri - We met this family the day before their daughter was to be married.
India Kekri - Grandmother of the groom.
India Bundi - Open air barbershop(waiting for clients).
Nepal near Nepalganj - Peacefull moment at the riverside.
Nepal Bardiya National Park - Our guide waiting for tigers to appear, this is safari on foot!
Nepal Bardiya National Park - My hand in a rhino footprint, the guide told us to climb a tree or zigzag if a rhino attacked us...
Nepal Jomson Trek - Also know as the apple pie trail, the Nepali here are thaught to cook western-style dishes.
Nepal Pashupatinath Temple - The cremation of a dead body in this sacred Hindu Temple complex.
Nepal Pashupatinath Temple - This Sadhu is famous in Nepal, his face appeared in many Nepali tourist brochures.
Nepal Pashupatinath Temple - Another holy men.
Tibet pass - everywhere in Tibet you can find these flags on the highest travel points.
Tibet Dram - The first town in Tibet coming from Nepal.
Tibet near Lhasa - Blind man on his way, led by a young girl.
Tibet Sera Drepung Monastery - The monks debate and recite the Buddhist scriptures with great passion.
Tibet - Yak roaming around in the countryside, but they are someone's livestock judging by their ear ornaments.
Tibet Samye Monastery - Girl visiting the monastery with her parents.
Tibet Lhasa - Latest fashion in town.
Tibet Lhasa - Victim of fashion.
Tibet Lhasa Potala Palace - Chinese people dressing up as "Tibetan".
Tibet - Travelers on the road.
Tibet on our way to Tidrum Nunnery - These guys helped us the moment our Toyota Cruiser was slipping towards the abyss on the icy road.
Tibet Lhasa Jokhang Temple - The most sacred Buddhist centre. This is where the pilgrims go, sometimes in full prostration from hundreds of miles away. They circumambulate the Jokhang 3 times and return home the same way. Om Mani Padme Hum.
Tibet - Chamba our very experienced driver, it is mandatory to rent a car with driver (You need a Chinese drivers license). And you would need the skills to drive a 4WD on icy roads.
Tibet Namtso lake - The only nomad family that was still there.
Tibet Namtso lake - Friendly people and it is very nice and warm inside the yurt.
Tibet Namtso lake - Hugh blocks of drifting ice.
Tibet Namtso lake - This nun runs a cave guest-house. We were the only tourists, Namtso is a notorious destination. You could be trapped here for months if the pass is closed due to snow.
Tibetan landscape, fields with grazing yaks and a massive mountain range in the background.
Tibet Lhasa - It is important to keep the little ones warm.