Sunday, March 11, 2012

Candles For Tibet



March 10 is the anniversary of both the 1959 and 2008 uprisings in Tibet, an extremely significant date in the Tibetan calendar. Most recently Tibetans have been detained and even killed in connection to peaceful protests. Some people joined the resistance and gave a roar of support to Tibetans in Tibet yesterday in Lisbon.

25 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Your photographs are beautiful and one can only hope...

Leif Hagen said...

Great posting for Tibet! I hope to go there someday!
Wonderful portrait of that girl, JM!

Dina said...

Very tender pictures.
Good luck to Tibet.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful photos and, yes, one can only hope and I do hold good thoughts for Tibet. Thank you for this post, JM!

Sylvia

VP said...

Beautiful images: I hope one day there will be a Free Tibet...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely tribute JM and beautifully shown.

Kay said...

Your portraits are hauntingly beautiful, and the post is a sad reminder.

Steffe said...

Lets hope for the best.

Kathy said...

What expressive eyes she has. A beautiful child.

Lowell said...

I'm always glad to see when people are willing to get out and protest inequality and injustice! These are superb photos, as usual. Perhaps these kinds of protestations will have an impact!

Thanks for your nice comments. I felt very sorry for you when I read about your experiences with Mexican food!

RedPat said...

Great pics as usual JM! I don't know if there is any hope for them however.

JM said...

@Lowell: Only west governments' attitude could make any impact, but Chinese money speaks louder! China's Three Gorges won the bidding for the Portugal government's 21% interest in EDP-Portuguese Energy Co with an offer of $3.5 billion.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

A lovely capture of a sensitive time for the Tibetan people.
Well done

Andrew said...

Wonderful...

Jack said...

I didn't expect to see photographs about Tibet on a Portuguese daily photo blog today!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Beautiful and touching photos.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Prayers for the people of Tibet. I sure would like to go there some day.

Lúcia said...

I wish all the best for them.
Many times I'm not proud of human race...

NixBlog said...

Beautiful captures, JM.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful portrait of the girl with huge, beautiful eyes. Let's hope Tibet is one day really free.

Randy said...

Such beautiful and moving photographs.

Gunn said...

Important message and documentary in this posting!

Babzy said...

Tibet needs these candles , i like very much the first pic :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Awesome reportage, your pictures are wonderful!
Léia

Honest Abe said...

Lovely