Stupas, monasteries, palaces and homes. Himalayan Style is a new coffee table book that offers stunning insight into the inspired architectural styles that showcase this fascinating, diverse region
Pic Courtesy/Thomas l kelly, Himalayan style by thomas l kelly and claire burket, Roli Books
Monks circummambulate the dome of Bouddhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal where oil lights glow in low niches. The eyes of Vairochana, the Great Illuminator, look out from the harmika above.
The paved main courtyard of Trongsa Dzong, Bhutan with interconnected administrative and religious buildings. Painted timber brackets, rabsels, and balconies contrast with whitewashed stone wall surfaces
A man from Kham, Tibet poses in his family’s house with colourful painted contemporary furniture
The Leh Palace, from the terrace of Lamo. In the foreground is the reading room, once the summer room of the Munshi family. Its row of south-facing double-glazed windows opens to the terrace.
Pic Courtesy/Thomas Schrom
The river goddess Yamuna, with restored gilding and jewellery in Patan, Nepal.
Pics courtesy/Thomas L Kelly, 2014 except where mentioned otherwise
Himalayan Style, Thomas L Kelley and Claire Burkert, Roli Books, Rs 2,975. Available at leading bookstores.
A Sherpa kitchen with its arranged pots and utensils. Barley flour designs are said to bring good fortune at New Year.
The mythical water creature called a makara adorns a corner of the Jokhang roof in Lhasa
The column bases at Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, Tibet are painted with a rainbow, clouds, water, mountains and other Tibetan motifs