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SHANGRILA BURNING - SHANE NUNN
  • Shane Nunn
  • SHANGRILA BURNING

Not much happening. The photo above isn't from Arkansas, but from Tibet, where Hendrix grad Shane Nunn was traveling when the ancient town of Dukezong, which claims its wooden houses were the model for the fictional Shangri-La, caught fire. He writes:

I stayed on the edge of old part of the city and walked around in the area constantly. Shangrila was a lovely city with cobbled streets, winding roads, temples. At night people gathered in the city square to dance in a round circle to local Tibetan and other traditional music. It was touristic with guest houses, cafes and trinket shops but retained it’s ancient 1300 year old charm. I had also taken one of the Hendrix Odyssey groups here a few years ago, staying in the old city, going to the horse races and the nearby Songzanlinzi Temple, one of the largest Tibetan temples in the world.

Last night apparently sometime after 1 a.m. the city caught fire and has been burning all night and into today. I’m attaching photos, it seems almost entirely destroyed and the news reports I am looking at show it still burning. 

Below, the town before the fire.

SHANE NUNN
  • Shane Nunn

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