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Sep 7, 2009

NEW OLYMPIC TEAM?

I don't know why but these photos make me smile.
They are monks in a southeast district of Jongkhar in Bhutan. Although the government here has taken great care to maintain the traditional culture we can see advent of western influences. Just a few decades ago they were still a feudal place with no roads, proper schools or hospitals. 
My guess is that the new guy has to chase the ball when it rolls out of bounds and down the mountain side. 
Photo credits: SYNGYE WANGCHUK/REUTERS

4 comments:

@eloh said...

Chasing balls around there? I wonder how many balls they have, chasing one could take all day.

Joanne said...

Haha - maybe I should be the new monk on the block I might lose some weight.

Florida Sue said...

I love to see Buddhists having a good time. Mindful balls, I guess.

XOLucy

Lou said...

They make me smile too. Lovely.

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