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Shangri-La by SilEnigmaArts Shangri-La by SilEnigmaArts
~The legend of the mythical place of Shangri-La was inspired by James Hilton's legendary novel Lost Horizon,
which evokes images of utopia and serenity. A tranquil haven perched high between mountains and
the fertile Blue Moon Valley in Tibet, Shangri-La casts a spell on all who resided there.
Today, Shangri-La stands as a synonym for paradise...~

An extra special thank you to Paul Butler of the UK for the use of his private Swiss Holiday Photographs. I found them on his personal website online [link]
and just knew there was a Shangri-La in them. Permission requested via email and Paul ever so kindly allowed it.

Pauls original valley photo [link]
Waterfalls :iconredheadstock: [link]

I remember seeing this film as a kid. It blew me away, the fantasy of it all and something thats always been one of those extra special memories of childhood that stays with you forever.
This little baby took 12 hours and 43 layers in PSP.
I do hope that everyone likes my interpretation of Shangri-La.




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Huntan-Peck Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Absolutely beautiful!
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
Airforce1985 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Dan! I sure wish this place were real!! Unlike Eden, it's highly doubtful if this place ever existed. I was watching a show on The History Channel about Shangri-La, and the Buddist monks say it only exists in "spiritual enlightenment." I KNOW that Eden existed because it is mentioned in the Bible & it has a real location.
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Digital Artist
If there really was a place like sure that we would have found some way of stuffing it up big time. Its what mankind does :shrug:
Thanks for commenting on the piece and thank you too for the watch :)
Airforce1985 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Mankind are fools. It's a good thing we don't know about things.
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   Digital Artist
kittendreamz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Beautiful artwork! Wonderful job, really.

I wanted to follow the link to the original picture of the valley, but it appears that the website is down or it isn't working? Is there still any way that we can view the picture in it's original form?
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   Digital Artist
Ive just had a look at his blog site and it seems he has closed the site. This shot was taken in late 2006 so I would say that he would either have taken his blog site down or made a new one. I have sent him an email and if i get a response from him with regard to a new site that he might be showing his holiday photo's on now, then I will let you know.
Dieffi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this shot in my mountains-collection![link]
I hope you agreed!:wave:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much :)
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