I continue with my scans from a visit to Tibet in 1986.
This is from outside the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, the holiest temple of Tibetan Buddhism, or Lamaism. The Jokhang is the natural centre of Lhasa, constantly visited by large numbers of pilgrims (unless the Chinese authorities decide to keep visitors away for "security" reasons). Especially in the evenings the Barkhor Square in front of the temple is where people come to mingle and watch other people, just like the main streets of any city in Mediterranean Europe are filled with families strolling back and forth in the evenings.
This picture was probably taken in the middle of the day. I will add a morning picture and one from an evening as workshops. They were all scanned from Kodachrome slides.
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boa (5845) 2013-03-12 12:23
Tibet..så lockande och så intressant! Du måste ha haft ett spännande jobb som har fått resa så mycket i tjänsten, men du kanske var här privat?
Fin vardagsbild och bra att få med den intressanta backgrunden, ungefär sån bebyggelse som man förväntar sig härifrån. Potala är väl huvudattraktionen i Lhasa men ofta tar man de bästa bilderna på vanliga gator. Snygga färger och bra not.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-03-12 12:25
What a nice place here is. I think it is joyful to visit such a ancient Temple and shopping center. Very nice photo you captured.
ourania (28278) 2013-03-12 12:52
I love this well defined and deep presentation of the picturesque and fascinating religious site. The walking ladies in the foreground give a superb sense of movement and naturalness. The actions, attitudes and clothes of the people enrich the picture with information about daily life and habits in this place. Colours and textures are very appealing and enhance the exotic allure of the scene. The workshop pictures are beautiful and fascinating too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
saxo042 (37054) 2013-03-13 3:10
Det finns verkligen mycket att se i den här bilden, ett överflöd av intressanta detaljer. Personerna ger liv och varorna på bordet ger många färger.
jhm (136638) 2013-03-13 4:46
I find your three picture all very nice, maybe choose I for your second image but this is personal.
Splendid how you shows the culture of the people
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
everlasting (14504) 2013-03-13 5:14
Apart from the fact that it must have been wonderful to be in Tibet in 1986 the composition is great of course, the people, walking into the frame and the quality of the scan excellent
Sergiom (56491) 2013-03-13 6:06
J'aime beaucoup cette scčne de la vie quotidienne dans cette partie du monde. J'aime beaucoup ce fourneau en plein air ainsi que les couleurs vives des vętements ā vendre.
eldancer1 (26036) 2013-03-13 8:43
I've heard so much about Tibet and it's seeing in great photographs. Nice capture of the daily life with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Very colorful. Well done, tfs.
meyerd (1630) 2013-03-13 9:15
very good and much in the spirit of TE to bring historical slides to a wider public. You did obviously a good job in scanning the slide, a tricky procedure. Thanks for this one, Gert.
Best regards, Dietrich
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-03-13 9:44
another great picture of yours! Looking at them is almost like reading a story - one can dwell on the details for very long. I love their reality and you do have very good eye for capturing every day life scenes.
Very well composed and with greatly balanced colors.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your evening
Nicou (118038) 2013-03-13 10:44
encore une merveille de ton reportages au Tibet superbe captage avec ce temple en fond ce four et les personnages qui passent une splendeur superbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
UlfE (14641) 2013-03-13 12:11
En jättefin bild med mycket liv och rörelse trots att det bara är fyra personer med på bilden. Den äldre mannens koncentration på kvinnornas jympadojor är rätt kul. Klädesplaggen som bjuds ut till försäljning gör också bilden mycket färggrann. Ha en bra kväll!
marabu61 (7799) 2013-03-13 12:54
There is such a charming dated feet to this one.
Very nice the contrast between the colorful shawls and the rather drab colors of the architecture against a pleasant sky.
I wonder what that ovenlike structure behind the streetseller is?
Fis2 (83138) 2013-03-13 14:04
Next interesting photo from your archive.
Good frame and colors.
I like this daily life shot.
Excellent reportorial photo.
mesutilgim (81320) 2013-03-13 14:16
Hello dear Gert,
Each one of your old captures from eighties has a unique taste.
Also this one is quite interesting enriched with interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
pajaran (49602) 2013-03-13 22:55
Dobar rad skeniranjem, lepa fotografija.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima.
Lepo pokazan trenutak.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu Tibetu.
Good work by scanning, beautiful images.
Good text with the given data.
Shown nice moment.
Have a nice day, all the best with the beautiful memories of the visit to Tibet.
dkmurphys (47628) 2013-03-14 0:19
Another attractive document with a simple daily life scene. Nice colors and textures, well taken.
bayno (18342) 2013-03-14 5:27
I love this one Gert, this is a great document and tnk for share...
the compo is perfect and the light also if is strong is really particular, wonderful colors include the sky, i like the atmospher and the quality for me is excellent...
lousat (73853) 2013-03-14 5:30
Hi Gert,a beautiful new page from your archive,i like a lot your work so precious and full of intersting situations maybe completely disappears after few years,and the quality too is always great,looks token yestrday whit a digital reflex! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
fabbs99 (16147) 2013-03-14 21:27
Another great shot from Tibet with vivid colors.Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent choice of your angle this gives perspective and depth image. Very well done, TFS.
Graal (95974) 2013-03-15 0:10
another interesting old reportage about the daily life in Tibet. Good captured scene. Fine quality of scan, colours are very good. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
rychem (20795) 2013-03-15 11:30
Another interesting picture from your archive, great document of the daily life scene, it is really a good quality of the scan
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-03-15 18:45
All three of your shots from this temple are nicely taken, Gert, but I agree with your decision to make this the main post - the bursts of color from the cloth here are eye catching and vibrant, and the scene gives you a sense both of the building and life as it goes on around it. Thanks!
abmdsudi (41152) 2013-03-15 20:08
A splendid scanned image again documenting the occasion, you've really brought the street scene to life, a bright scene with the passers by in a more favourable position. You already know it would look better timed so the legs are walking into the frame rather than out, I think the direction adds to the whole feel here with lots of interest around particularly in the background. I quite like what's going on with the vivid striking colours there, vibrant, bold street candid and something for my eye to be drawn so full of cultural detail skilfully captured. Another interesting and excellently executed image with informative narrative as always. Well done
mafegan (8624) 2013-03-16 1:02
This scanned image has a wonderful 1980s feel about.
It and seems that you have so many wonderful slides in your wardrobe you can afford to add 2 as workshops - great images in their own right.
Tibet is high on my list of places to visit!
Thanks for sharing, Marlene
kasianowak (5454) 2013-03-16 4:03
Not every day one can see this kind of photos of Lhasa from the 80s, when Tiziano Terzani and Paul Theroux travelled there and not many people took photos in that city. Thank you for sharing.
wolf38 (31020) 2013-03-16 8:55
Hello Gert. Images from the past. The photo perfectly complements your gallery. The backward glance is always very informative and thought provoking. We see the example of Tibet, which has since changed - or not. Overall, an interesting high post.
SteveH (6191) 2013-03-16 23:53
Hi Gert, 1986 doesn't seem that long ago (to me at least) although this image conveys a sense of scene from long ago. You did well waiting for the traditionally dressed women to pass in front of the Temple. nice work. Cheers, Steve
jemaflor (82098) 2013-03-17 1:11
An intersting daily scen view, well balanced with Fg, people and colors, light is well taken, tfs.
jusninasirun (17160) 2013-03-19 17:54
You have framed this shot really well leaving the space for the ladies to walk in the frame. The colorful shawls and the seller adds interest in this composition. Excellent scan from beautifully toned shot on film.
Well done and have a nice day.
siolaw (38074) 2013-03-20 8:43
All these are really nice documents, and this has nice strong colours and contrast.
We can see the "modern" world has already hit the place by the shoes of the people on the right side...!
annjackman (18453) 2013-03-21 10:41
A picture full of interest with the people in their traditional clothes positioned well in the frame. There is a lovely splash of colour from the shawls. Another great scan from you.
Kind Regards, Ann
adores (35040) 2013-03-21 17:53
I like them all - they show a really authentic place that must be changed by now. The architecture, the colourful shawls to sell, the pose of the man and the women passing, the shoes... I like this scene a lot. Even the Chinese cap on the woman's head, is a perfect detail here!
macjake (53952) 2013-03-27 10:31
yes, I will post that photo tomorrow morning or tonight my time...so thats probably in the afternoon or early evening your time tomorrow :)
what a scene this is! its the type of scene that really stands out and makes me wodner what the heck everything is!! such strange but interesting architecture. and what in the world is that thing on the right with the door?
its great to see the colors on the bottom too for added contrast and another focal point.
very interesting scene you have here
Miguel82 (21702) 2013-03-28 10:00
Excellent street scene Gert,
Good sharpness, light and pov
Nowadays Lhassa became a place for prostitution this evolution is a pity
Kielia (23013) 2013-03-29 10:31
another excellently scanned slide and a wonderful impression of daily life. This interesting place is very well captured. Most of all I like the mood, one can see that the busy people who were living there were feeling comfortable! TFS!
serp2000 (38824) 2013-04-06 0:44
Hi, Gert, ni hao!
Excellent document photo, I think today Lhasa has got the same view. Very interesting photos in WS.
Life is too short for vist of every corner on the world.
But I will trying.
adidas5nb (4626) 2013-04-27 6:31
a timeless pic sir. beautiful pic.fantastic ambience and feel of the place/street.love the colors in the stall.and i really like the man sitting and cleaning his teeth.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-17 18:25
You will not belief it, in 1986 when you took the picture above I also was in Lhasa, but 6 months earlier in March, doing full page background features about the political-economical situation in Tibet for the Tages-Anzeiger in Zurich. Unfortunately all these slides have been lost in Switzerland, thanks for sharing your shot of the Jokhang Gompa. Well done