Pictorial – A day in a pasture, up in the mountains

William Blake once wrote,

How sweet is the shepherd’s sweet lot!
From the morn to the evening he strays;
He shall follow his sheep all the day,
And his tongue shall be filled with praise.

For he hears the lambs’ innocent call,
And he hears the ewes’ tender reply;
He is watchful while they are in peace,
For they know when their shepherd is nigh.

Have you been to a pasture? Do you know how shepherds in the mountains live?

Check these photographs of a journey to the Ṣ̌əmižrav pasture located in Gojal Valley, Hunza. Photographs by Rehmat Jabbar


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The uphill journey
The journey continues
The journey continues
It's not that easy ....
It’s not that easy ….
More paths to travel
More paths to travel
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Clouds come down covering the amazing shapes
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Huge rocks ‘hanging by a tether’!!
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The grandeur and the beauty
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The shepherds’ hut
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So many colours together
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The grazing slopes for the sheep, goats and yaks
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Camping out ….
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View from inside the shepherd’s hut
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Le there be light ….
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wooden planks erected in the cattle shed. It is covered with tarpaulin during rains
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Ba Ba Whit Sheep ….
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Discipline ….
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An open-air cattle pen

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