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, March 10, 2014
贡嘎山 玉龙西 Gongga Shan, Yulongxi, October 2013
This is a picture that I took with my Rolleiflex 3.5F using slide film (Fuji Portra I think), at Yulongxi, before setting out on the Gongga Shan trek. This is the 'guesthouse' where we stayed - in reality it was just a farmhouse, next to some hot springs. We were driven over in a small van from Kangding by a 17 year old kid, who was the son of the farmer. This is the grandtaher of the family, who apears to be a part time monk.
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.