A group of rural Tibetans on a visit to the capital Lhasa resting their legs in Barkhor Square, in front of the Jokhang Temple, the most famous sanctuary of Tibet.
This picture from an evening in 1986 was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
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saxo042 (31866) 2013-03-06 8:11
Först fick jag ett snabbt intryck av att detta var en bild från Sydamerika, högt uppe i Anderna... Men du har ju naturligtvis inte varit där ännu! Hur som helst, en mycket bra och detaljrik bild med alla dessa människor. Sitter de och väntar på en guidad tur i helgedomen? Det ser ut som om de glor misstänksamt på dig. Det ser också ut som om det är ganska kyligt här.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-03-06 8:26
apart from very high quality in terms of composition, light and colors this picture is extraordinary for me because of the content.
There are plenty of details to dwell on and on and the whole scene is quite moving. I guess these people are some kind of pilgrims to the holy place (?). It is amazing that one can see some very small children and elderly people among them.
Thanks for sharing
abmdsudi (27148) 2013-03-06 9:06
This is kind of valued shot that we will look back in 30 years from now. An intriguing nice once upon a time, full of rustic antique stuff. Great observation and interesting street-people scene on how your brought this spot to good life. The ambience well reflected here; the typical background buildings, the prayer flags and the colorful and the antique looking pilgrims. I love the matured color treatment indeed suits the aged looks very well and the positive eye contact too. This is a very thoughtful, informative full of content and your ability to grab the precise moment is admired. Well done, TFS
rychem (9772) 2013-03-06 10:04
Great documentary photo, high quality of the scan, interesting street scene, it could be interesting to take a photo today of the same place
Romano46 (6020) 2013-03-06 10:37
sarā perchč ho sempre amato l'oriente e questi luoghi lontani dalla nostra civiltā, ma le tue foto sulla cittā di Lhasa mi incantano perchč estressione di un mondo molto lontano dal nostro e soprattutto perchč sono state colte nella loro spontaneitā.
Il fatto che risalgono ad alcuni anni fa me le rende ancor pių affascinanti e visto il risultato che considero abbastanza buono mi fa pensare di prendere in considerazione di far convertire in digitale anche le mie vecchie Kodachrome scattate tanti anni fa in giro per il mondo.
Grazie per questa splendida condivisione
Ciao e buona serata
ACL1978 (6115) 2013-03-06 10:44
Shots like this one are why I love TE - beautiful photography, and a really important scene not often encountered. Some real and wonderful documentary work, Gert. Is the building at left at all connected to Potala? There's some architectural similarity there, but I'm not sure how pervasive that style is in Lhasa as a whole.
Regardless of that, a really skillful shot of this group of weary travelers, and an important bit of the past preserved. Thanks!
pajaran (36938) 2013-03-06 10:56
Dobar rad skeniranjem, lepa fotografija.
Interesantan trenutak ...
Lepo secanje na 1986. i posetu Tibetu.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Good work by scanning, beautiful images.
An interesting moment ...
Nice memory of the 1986th and a visit to Tibet.
Good evening and all the best.
emka (59040) 2013-03-06 11:26
Haha, do you remember:
We could make a deal: If you go to Turkey (and not just to take pictures of Balloons over Cappadocia - everyone else has already done that), I promise to go to Poland :-).
I have bought tickets to Istanbul, I will go in October :)).
It is in front of Jokhang Temple, in Barkhor Square, but I can't recognize the place. But these people going (always clockwise!) round Jokhang are still the same. Great documentary shot.
jemaflor (69769) 2013-03-06 11:37
Well taken with all these people on the Fg, intersting contribution with the view of this country.
Tigerlily (2343) 2013-03-06 12:51
Hi Gert, Beautiful shot, nicely scanned image...a piece of well preserved history. I've never been there...but I believe that it has been messed up by the new capitalists come from inland..
tyro (13595) 2013-03-06 13:44
A lovely photograph from 27 years ago and one which is a true joy to behold. For a scanned Kodachrome slide, the image quality is excellent.
I love the straightforward composition here which is exceedingly well balanced with an interesting group of people of all ages resting in the forground - from babes in arms to middle aged people - while in the background we see hoardes of others streaming into this holy square.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
Wonderful and Fascinating!
Sonata11 (28776) 2013-03-06 20:26
Wow! fantastic capture this wonderful scene. Perfectly well done and presented to us this people resting. I like it this amazing puicture. Thank you.
macondo (17997) 2013-03-06 23:02
Older slides scanned into renewed digital existence will always be welcome. This is the kind of shot I remember taking - or trying to - during some of my travels in the 1970s and 80s, with more emphasis on the documentary recording of daily life than on the arty aspects. I doubt I would have achieved in those days the good balance and pleasing angles you did in this one, but I should spend more time looking through my old slides.
It's interesting to reflect on the lack of adornment - especially of the commercial variety - on the buildings and in the clothing, even in the nation's capital. And the un-selfconscious, perhaps unaware, positions of the people in the photo. I always find myself wondering when I see these older shots what became of the people in them, especially the children.
Very good scan, as usual.
Graal (89462) 2013-03-06 23:40
interesting documental photo from your archive. Good captured scene. Well scan from slide. Good composition.Also I like the colours.
Have a nice day.
bayno (16431) 2013-03-07 0:54
Ciao Gert, you was very lucky to visit this place and i see the date, i thingh is little bit before than when the chinese close the border....
wonderful scene, nice natural colors, a rare document well collected!!!
ourania (13085) 2013-03-07 9:35
I love the meaning and allure that is added to daily life photos with the passage of time. This is a fascinating picture with exquisite composition and depth. It's captivating to watch the three main groups of people around the monument and their very different actions and attitudes. The information about the people and the buildings is great. The colours are wonderful and I love the combination of the "old" feel they give with the vividness of the scene. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
mesutilgim (68648) 2013-03-07 11:30
Hello dear Gert,
Also this entry has great archival value. 27 years old but still an evergreen.
Very good scan.
TFS and best regards
marabu61 (4182) 2013-03-07 14:54
Another great historical document from Lhasa. I wonder if it looks the same today around there and if the rural population still visits that temple? Taken in 1986 so this boy in the picture must be around 30 years old today, dos he still live in Tibet one wonders. This is the kind of picture that evokes a lot of questions about the passing of time.
macjake (40028) 2013-03-07 15:55
what can i say? You know i really enjoy these photos, although this one isn't as old as some of your other ones.
I wonder what they're eating....would it be too simple to suggest rice?
its great to view their attire, their hats, and compare them to the people in the bg.
another interesting photo, good on ya :)
Wanda1 (14030) 2013-03-08 6:46
This is a place that I dreamed to visit, and it is what I pictured that it would look like... Maybe you went there at a better time, it might have changed quite a bit by today. I really like this kind of historical photo, it is educational. A great documentary Gert.
lousat (58492) 2013-03-08 10:03
Hi Gert,magnificent new memory of your historical trip in Tibet,another time it's nice to see how the things are changed in few years,your archive is very precious.Perfect capture and very professional work in PP.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
dkmurphys (37439) 2013-03-08 23:20
A totally different world there and your image illustrate it perfectly. Picturesque scene, very well taken.
Have a fine weekend.
siolaw (37626) 2013-03-09 8:52
A fine series about Lhasa... this one is great and shows us some real Tibetan mountain people!
A very interesting picture!
Nicou (98813) 2013-03-09 20:24
tous assis au sole ces personnes avec la colonnes et la décoration colorée au milieu quelle vue superbe scčne et captage.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (73674) 2013-03-10 11:31
Wow excellent reportorial shot!
Good frame and colors.
I like this daily life photo.
Have a nice evening.
wolf38 (28314) 2013-03-10 23:57
Hello Gert. Another photo from the last century. You get a good impression of the country and people. My compliments for this powerful photo.
mvdisco (16476) 2013-03-11 21:41
A great picture of daily life scene in Lhasa (Tibet),
Nice point of view and details of the place,
Excellent scan and presentation with nice colors and tone,
all my compliments
Waylim (22471) 2013-03-14 11:58
This is fantastic, I have a few shots from here in front of the temple where the pilgrimage walk around for hours. Wonderful foreground of them resting. It was much more pilgrims when I was here.
kasianowak (2459) 2013-03-16 4:07
Amazing insight into daily life. The group of people captured in the bressonesque manner. Thank you again for taking trouble to scan these to show them to the world!
adores (28574) 2013-03-16 11:02
A good daily scene from the old days! The place must be so different now. I like to see them all so relaxed, eating in the square. And it seems that many more are coming:)!
Good shot, showing not just the locals, but also the details of the architecture.
daddo (18645) 2013-03-17 15:23
Hi Gert. Incredible photo, "saturated" with historical and anthropological significance. It is fascinating to study the clothes, group dynamics, the difference in the auras that the group in the foreground generates compared to the groups in the distance.A gem from the past. Best wishes. Klaudio.
Vasa (16008) 2013-04-13 14:11
I have many pictures to follow here. That scene ask the real exploration. As I said, your gallery is the richness of souvenirs and visual documents. Long life to you, dear Gert, on Trekearth! For me.