This site provides a free access to an extensive library of pictures concerning the heritage of Ladakh. In its current form, the website is in a beta version, in order to test different options. This phase should last until spring 2017.
For this debuts phase, it hosts pictures pertaining to the fortifications and temple ruins of the region. This repository will be improved over time: further categories of heritage sites will be adeed, along with proper descriptions, maps, coordinates, etc…
The purpose of this catalogue is to encourage future studies in Ladakh, by unlocking access to a comprehensive databank about its heritage. Pictures are made freely available to all under a Creative Commons licence: you can download, use and publish them as you wish, for as long as their source is properly cited. My only request would be to be kept informed about the publications in which they are used as a reciprocal gesture, regardless of their format or content – I am not a control freak, I will not interfere with your choices.
I hope you enjoy this website, and I thank you in advance for your understanding if during this starting phase the browsing is not as smooth as one could wish for.