Window and Roses, Lachung, N. Sikkim 2007

$75.00+

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Lachung is a town and hill station in northeast Sikkim, India. It is located in the North Sikkim district near the border with Tibet. Lachung has been described as the "most picturesque village of Sikkim" by British explorer Joseph Dalton Hooker in his Himalayan Journal written in 1855. At an elevation of about 9,600 feet and at the confluence of the Lachen and Lachung rivers, tributaries of the river Teesta, the town bristles with photographic diversity. The word Lachung means "small pass". The town is approximately 80 from the Sikkimese capital of Gangtok. Interestingly, the Indian Army has a forward base in the town. Before the Chinese annexation of Tibet in 1950, Lachung was a trading post between Sikkim and Tibet, after which it was closed down. Most of Lachung's inhabitants are of Lepcha and Tibetan descent and languages spoken here include Nepali, Lepcha and Bhutia. Winter can be extremely harsh and the town is often covered in deep snow. Available as 8 x 11 or 11 x 17 b & w photo, painted or watercolor print on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching Fine Art Inkjet Paper and each photograph is personally approved and hand-signed by me, the artist, dr. ralph goldman

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