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Hiking in Tibetan India – The High Himalayas of Ladakh

April 18th, 2011

Early last Fall saw me hiking in Ladakh, the Tibetan region of India’s Himalaya mountains for the folks with High Life. Flying into Leh was like having a front-seat in a video game as your plane angled its way between soaring peaks. The whole landscape, and the people, are incredibly beautiful – everywhere you turn there is a different monastery; an incredible vista; or a terrifying road snaking its way up a mountain. For this trip I joined Janet Street-Porter, to provide the images for her prose. You can see some of them below in the gallery, or take a look at how it appeared in the magazine




Mongolia Polo – In Chinggis Khan’s Ancient Capital

April 18th, 2011

Late last summer I was afforded a wonderful opportunity to travel to Mongolia (again – I have a habit of ending up there) at the behest of the good folks at British Airway’s High Life magazine. Once there I teamed up with the amazing Justin Cartwright, who in addition to being an incredible author is also a terrific person to spend a week with in a ger (the circular Mongolian tent).

Nestled in a valley (I will let you read the article) near the ancient Mongolian capitol of Karakorum, Shanghai Tang decided to stage a polo cup – an event that culminated with a set of International players taking on the best Mongolian players. With predictable results. The Mongolians delivered a sound beating to the international cast that was assembled.

Mongolia is a magical land and if you ever have the opportunity (or make) to go there you must seize it. You can view the result of the collaboration here: Mongolia Polo – British Airways High Life – Andrew Rowat

I have also updated the travel section of my site, so you can browse through the images there: http://andrewrowat.com/travel/mongolia_polo-all.html

WSJ Outtakes – Philip Johnson’s Dumbarton Oaks Pavilion

April 17th, 2011

A couple additional shots that didn’t run from the WSJ piece on Philip Johnson’s Dumbarton Oaks Pavilion in Washington DC.