Meta: On the edge of the Gobi Desert

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For the past four weeks, I have been following the northern land route of the Silk Road from the ancient capital of Chang'an heading west. I've been visiting various archaeological sites (mostly dealing with 4th-8th century Buddhism) along the way. The above photograph was taken near the Mogao cave site at Dunhuang, right on the edge of the Gobi Desert.

I'm heading into the Taklamakan Desert in the next few days, heading further west towards Kucha and then Kashgar. Then we head down the southern route of the Silk Road, before arriving at Urumchi. My Leica and Canon are holding up well and I'm looking forward to sorting through and posting the photographs when I return.

I suppose it goes without saying that I'm having the time of my life.


You are having an entirely too interesting life.

Wonderful! I'm so jealous.

Fantastic, can't wait to see the photos!

wonderful! Can you provide technical details about your photos?

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This page contains a single entry by Karen Nakamura published on July 23, 2006 12:48 PM.

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