My book, “To Open and Unlock: A Collection of Photographs of Windows and Doors from Ten Countries,” is almost ready!!
In the meantime, here is a small sampling of the many windows and doors photos that are in the Bhutan chapter. Some of the words in this blog are taken directly from my book.
The Bhutanese love red hot chili peppers. They are considered a vegetable in Bhutan, not just a spice. A large part of the Bhutanese cuisine, culture, and life is centered around growing chilies. It’s almost a year-long process, ending with drying the chilies in the sun – on rooftops, on the ground…and hanging them out of windows.
The Buddhist religion is strongly embraced by the Bhutanese. Doors leading into monasteries and temples of Bhutan are painted with the symbol of Dharmachakra, The Wheel of Law, where the eight spokes of the wheel represent the Eight-Fold Path.
In monasteries and temples, shoes are taken off before entering.
In a nunnery, plants decorate the doors leading into the rooms.
In fact, the cover photo of my book is from Bhutan (not pictured in this blog), and I will be donating 5% of my profits from the sale of my book to Bhutan Foundation.
While I wanted the book to be available this week, more details will follow within the next week on how to order your very own copy of my windows and doors travel photography book. It will be worth the wait!
Thank you, and Sweet Travels!
Oh, and here is the link to my first promo for my book, with windows and doors of the Camino de Santiago.