Home Renovations: An 1800’s Chapel In New York

Today on Architectural Digest, contractor Nick Schiffer from NS Builders returns to break down the renovation potential of an abandoned 1800’s-era chapel and museum in New York. Nick takes us through the gutted interior room by room, offering his renovation advice while pointing out the marvelous architectural details worth restoring.

Views: The Beauty And Isolation Of Rutog, Tibet

A trip to the most remote area of Tibet, western Tibet, and the small Rutog County that lies on the China National Highway 219 (Xinjiang – Tibet). Located 4300 meters above sea level, Rutog County is 1200 km away from Lhasa. Almost no tourists will come to this place.

However, if you are going to Mount Kailash or plan to have an overland tour from Xinjiang to Tibet (or vice versa), it is a place worth visiting. The highlights of Rutog County include the Pangong Tso Lake, the ancient Rutog Rock Painting, the Rutog Fortress, and the Monastery. You can feel the origin of Tibet here, which is isolated from the outside modern world for a long time.

On the edge of the Himalayas, Rutog County, as well as the whole of western Tibet, is one of the most inhospitable areas on the planet with high altitude, deserted mountains, and a harsh climate. But for many wild animals, it is actually heaven or the Shambala. In uninhabited western Tibet, you could see kinds of wild animals on the way, like the wild yaks, Tibetan wild donkeys, Tibetan antelope, etc.

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