First, the Shanti Stupa:
(from far away)
(up close. how is it so shiny? first, constant maintenance; second, it is only 20 years old.)
(view from there)
And then there is the former Leh Palace, with Namgyal Tsemo Gompa above it.
view of the gompa from the palace
View of the city from up there
to one of my fellow travelers: "hey, could you get a shot with me in it, because I never take them and my family will want me to."
(the view from there)
Other things in Leh because it is the Ladakh Festival right now include polo, and monks wearing masks and dancing:
Other things that are in Leh all the time include shopping! If you want some things, I recommend asking Useless Wali. And if he doesn't have the junk you need, I know where to find more junk.
That is what is in Leh! This afternoon I am going to a meditation course at the Mahabodhi Center. Let us hope that my constant sniffles (India allergy again?) don't disrupt anyone else. I will be there for 3 days, so I'll see you after that.