Inside Himalaya

Inside Himalaya Following the success of Inside Sahara photographer Basil Pao documents another of Michael Palin s unforgettable journeys this time to the top of the world the amazing breathtaking Himalayas The

  • Title: Inside Himalaya
  • Author: Basil Pao Michael Palin
  • ISBN: 9780297843702
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Following the success of Inside Sahara, photographer Basil Pao documents another of Michael Palin s unforgettable journeys, this time to the top of the world the amazing, breathtaking Himalayas The 300 resulting photographs provide a dramatic visual record of an extraordinary trip, and will be tied to a Travel Channel special program.Armchair explorers, connoisseurs of fFollowing the success of Inside Sahara, photographer Basil Pao documents another of Michael Palin s unforgettable journeys, this time to the top of the world the amazing, breathtaking Himalayas The 300 resulting photographs provide a dramatic visual record of an extraordinary trip, and will be tied to a Travel Channel special program.Armchair explorers, connoisseurs of fine photography, and fans of Michael Palin will gladly come along on this memorable expedition to some of the world s most inhospitable, yet exquisite, terrain The adventure the longest and most challenging that Palin has taken during his long career extends from the deserts of Afghanistan to the sheer slopes of Mount Everest, passing through Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, China, and Bangladesh Along the way Basil Pao expertly captures the magical appeal of the region and its diverse landscapes, peoples, and cultures Look into the infamous Tora Bora Mountains in Afghanistan the storied Khyber Pass the ancient cities of Peshawar, Taxila, and Lahore the Bay of Bengal and the mighty peaks of K2 In addition, intimate shots of Michael and his film crew at work and relaxing off air give fascinating insight into the making of the TV series about the voyage.

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    1. Beautiful book. Exquisite even. There's not much writing but I like what's there a lot. Here's a short quote that stuck out:"As I sip my tea on a broken bench, waiting for the light to be right, it occurs to me that altitude sickness is a bit like jet lag in reverse. Instead of the physical being waiting for the spirit to arrive like a piece of luggage, up here, it is the soul that has to loiter around while the body is somewhere searching for oxygen."

    2. Stunning is the best description for this book. Basil Pao's photographs are magnificent as they cover everything involved in Michael Palin's Himalaya adventure.Palin himself contributes the foreword and postscript all of which go to making the book a most enjoyable and certainly visually pleasing one.

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