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My last photo showed four Bhutanese girls, three of whom were smiling and looking away from me, only one looking straight at me but with a serious face.

So I thought this photo would make a smooth transition to my new short series of photos from Ladakh, an Indian region on the other side of the Himalayas where I spent a week in September 1985. Ladakh is dominated by Buddhism and is culturally more or less a part of Tibet, so it has many similarities with Bhutan.

I met these girls in the main city called Leh. I am sure they didn't mind being photographed, but two were giggling so nervously that they couldn't face the camera, only one being calm enough to watch me.

Here is a larger version.

As was the case with Bhutan, I have already posted a number of photos from Ladakh before but recently decided to see if I could find some others that I didn't scan before, or scanned so badly that I couldn't use them.

Today only a number of ladies of different ages, some of them actually giving me a smile. Two young adults in one workshop, visitors from much further south in India in the other.

All photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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