Kham then and now. A photoblog showing how eastern Tibet looked in the 1920s and how the same places and people look now. Based on the explorations of botanist Joseph Rock.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Tiger Leaping Gorge, 1994
"A narrow trail for mules with Tibetan saddles permits ingress into Loyu, a hamlet within the gorge. From here on the path can only be used by porters and leads at times 2500 feet above the river."- Joseph Rock
Dr Joseph Rock was an Austrian-born American botanist who explored the Tibetan borderlands of Sichuan and Yunnan ins the 1920s and 30s. This is a blog of my travels to revisit the amazing places he described in the National Geographic magazine.