Mt Everest in the background of a snow covered glacial landscape in the Himalayan mountains, Nepal. A lone tea house in the foreground.
Everest Base Camp route.
Aprox. 5000 meters altitude, close to Gorak Shep.
April 19th, 2015.
A young boy watches an old Uzbek woman, probably his grandmother, put a steaming hot glass of tea to her lips; in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The youngster holds a pot aloft and offers the woman, with a red woollen scarf over her head, another refill. It is a sunny April day, in Central Asia, but far from warm.
Open-air Uzbek tea houses can be found in many...
Wenshun Pagoda Teahouse Mural - Wenshun is Chengdu's largest and best-preserved Buddhist places of worship. Originally known as Xinxinang Temple, it was renamed after a Buddhist monk who lived there in the late 17th century.
Wenshu Temple Teahouse - In addition to the halls and gardens this Tang Dynasty Buddhist temple also has a popular tea house that offers an insightful window of Chengdu daily life as it is frequented by locals who play games of chess, read or just chat with family and friends.
Though the main attraction at Hakone Museum of Art is the renowned moss garden, the museum also features a landscape garden - Sekiraku-en only open on certain weekends, national holidays and during the month of November. The garden extends over the slopes of Gora, with large decorative stones, a stream with the "borrowed scenery" backdrop of the valley...
a very dark staircase... until we put tea lights leading up the stairs. I hung my camera upside down to get this shot. at the top would be a lovely skylight but due to manor house being derelict it is boarded up.