P is for packing…

P is for Paro (in Bhutan). I have visited this reclusive and wonderful country several times, and it never fails to intrigue me. This is a shot of the dzong (fort) in Paro, taken from the College of Education, and not far from the airport which is the single point of entry to the country. These formidable dzongs are scattered throughout the country and function as administrative, cultural, and religious centres. Fabulously, they are all different, traditionally constructed without using any written-down plan, and with no nails – all the timbers are jointed. Like all official buildings in Bhutan, the colours and the architectural style conform to the same patterns, and they are stunning edifices in the landscape.

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