CHINA/TIBET ~Potala Palace~ High above the capital of Tibet, Lhasa, the Potala Palace complex sits on top of mar-po-ri, the 'Red Mountain'. For centuries, until the chinese occupation of Tibet in it was the government seat and residence of the Dalai Lama.
Entering Tibet you feel as though you've entered an entirely different world. The traditional Tibetan culture remains strong and central to the region despite economic development and migration of other Chinese ethnic groups to Lhasa.
Romantic-looking Castillo de Butròn in Gatika, Basque Country, Spain. Altho the original castle dates to the Middle Ages, the current building is late century. I love the look, but it seems to have been an unfortunate folly.
The Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It was built between and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. by Gordon Wiltsie