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Mani wall outside Chharka Bhot. Looking east along the Chharka Khola valley.

Dolpa district, western Nepal.

Great Himalaya Trail, June 2012.
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Given 2013-08-26
Suggester Says: "This photograph is as interesting as amazing! It's taken in western Nepal and the carvings in the rocks are apparently Buddhist scripture and symbology. I've never seen anything like this before. It intrigues me."
Mani wall near Chharka Bhot by *Dominion-Photography ( Suggested by Anoya and Featured by Kaz-D )
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saphireta Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ahh Dolpo.. I wish to visit it one day. My friend was born there and told me many things. Nice shot!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured: augenweide.deviantart.com/jour…
have a nice weekend !
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thandav Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
exlnt shot
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent!
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ian169atlivedotcom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Incredible!
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geographu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
those rocks suggest the border of Nepal or something else?
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Dominion-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Photographer
No, not the border. You see hundreds of mani walls in the Himalaya of Nepal. The rock carving and types of rock used varied quite a lot from region to region. Mani walls are Buddhist devotional structures that are usually topped with carved rocks. The carvings are Buddhist scripture and symbology. When you walk past them you must keep the mani wall (or stupa or kani) on your right, unless you are in an area that is Bön: they walk the opposite way (wall, stupa, kani on your left).
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geographu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
aha..I see..thanks for the info :) I didn't know that :)
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stabkamay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
amazing 
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful. :) Reminds me of the landscape here at home. :heart:
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VFrance Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely.
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archipirata Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great context tying the manmade wall together with the landscape.
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That intrigues me all right! Aaahhh, the landscape.
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InHayle Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Wonderful!
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L3ynx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Wonderful sense of depth. I would love to go there.
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful shot Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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Xandamus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
great pic...marks on the stone!
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
very spiritual, well done on the dd
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Backlash89 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So thats where my stonecarvings ended up!...
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ThePsihopatul Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow, such a breath taking scenery :) Love it!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD
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robson666 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist
amazing photo, congratulations on the DD
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The-Spoonrider Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Well deserved DD.
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation :huggle:
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Revolutionary-art Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Really like your work!
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chsehd41 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
The depth and clarity of this photo is amazing.  Was it hand held, or on a tripod, and could you share the settings on your camera with us?  Beautiful.
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Dominion-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Photographer
No tripod. This was in the middle of a 61 day high altitude trek. Although I wanted to take my tripod, I just couldn't have carried it along with all the other stuff I needed (including a fairly large solar panel to charge my camera batteries). So I make do. The other thing about trekking is that you don't often get to hang around and wait for good light, luckily this one was taken right next to our campsite!

Camera settings are at right (down the bottom). Cheers for the comments, I appreciate them.
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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mea00 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Congrats on the DD
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AbbyMeyer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Fascinating! <3
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Greatreddragon88 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
What a fantastic photo! I can't think of any angle from which you would have captured more of the landscape and more of its grandeur. This is great!
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PurpleKettu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great shot! Congrats on the DD!
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
nice work good job.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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Dominion-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow! I'm simply stunned. Never expected to get a DD.

Just wow! Thanks to everyone who has faved or watched me over the last few years. I finally feel like my photography is starting to get closer to my vision. Hopefully I have a few more cool things to show everyone really soon.

Thank you so much to `Anoya and ^Kaz-D  :meditate:

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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looking forward to seeing what else you have :) your work is incredible!
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Anoya Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Photographer
You're welcome! :la: It was a pleasure to suggest it and even more awesome to get it picked! :aww:

Enjoy your day! :hug:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    You have great works in your gallery, sooner or later you were bound to get a DD :heart:
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Dominion-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you, you are very kind. Getting a DD has made my day! I think I've fainted.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure, enjoy it :happybounce:
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sarahbuhr Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're wonderful artwork is featured here ! :heart:

I have started a contest! Maybe you want to participate or support me?:heart:
klick!

Have a nice day :rose:
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Anoya Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013   Photographer
This is simply amazing. It's just as interesting to me, as I've never seen anything like those stones before. Amazing capture! =)
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A-Nastya Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

<font><font>Отлично!!!</font></font>

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Jay-Jackson Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb!
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tablelander Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
are those stones naturally stacked or man-made/--spectacular place and shot
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Dominion-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Photographer
Man-made. Mani walls are Buddhist devotional structures that are usually topped with carved rocks. The carvings are Buddhist scripture and symbology. When you walk past them you must keep the mani wall (or stupa or Kani) on your right, unless you are in an area that is Bön: they walk the opposite way (wall, stupa, Kani on your left).

You see hundreds of mani walls in the Himalaya of Nepal. The rock carving and types of rock used varied quite a lot from region to region. They're not quite so common in other countries. Didn't see any in Bhutan despite it being a Buddhist kingdom. They do have a lot of stupas though.
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tablelander Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ah interesting--I thought they were far too uniform for a natural occurance--Thanks for the info
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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Dominion-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks for featuring this shot in such a beautiful collection.
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