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.
Great photos, Michael..an intriguing look for a monk- rings on his fingers and a martial arts strength about him.Have you come across 'Lamas, Princes and Brigands'?
Yes I have that book - which includes some of these pictures. The Buddhist monks at Champutong were aparently Naxi rather than Tibetans, so perhaps they retained some of the foppish airs of the Naxi gentlemen of the time.
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