07 November 2014

Manali morning

I enjoyed my time in Old Manali for many reasons, not the least of which was being able to enjoy sights like this from the balcony of my guest house, which was high enough up the mountainside to be almost out of earshot of the party music thumping out of Old Manali's main tourist area late at night. Not surprisingly, perhaps, dawn was a particularly quiet and tranquil time of day.

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Elephant's Child said...

Dawn is almost always a tranquil - and beautiful time of day. And this is stunning illustration of the rule.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
"A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Barbara Butler McCoy said...

Would that the tranquility evident here could seep into the collective consciousness. Pardon my philosophizing, but we just had 'elections' here ... I needed this. Thank you.

Zhoen said...

The fog shifts/ the plane lifts/we move on.

Peeking through?

pohanginapete said...

Thanks for the thoughts, everyone.
Dawn here can be beautiful, but I don't have the sense of height I had there in Manali. Altitude can make what's beautiful into something sublime.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Oh wow, that's stunning! A place to think if I ever saw one.

pohanginapete said...

Brenda, it was a wonderful place to think — a great place for excellent conversations, too.