Friday, April 11, 2008

Remembering Tibet in Better Times



Less than a year since visiting Lhasa, the city has been turned upside down. I am posting these photos to give you some perspective of a normal day..... people going about their business, shopping, praying, buying french fries, selling their wares, talking to strangers, doing all the necessary things that people do everyday just to survive and live. It only took a short visit to comprehend that Tibetan life is difficult...... and now, more so thanever. 

12 comments:

toni said...

Can't believe this is the first time I've found your blog. (Discovered you through Mimi's blog). You and I share the same passions - namely, travel and food. And photography.

I've never been to Tibet. I'll be going back to India soon, but not to Tibet. The whole situation there is heartbreaking.

Simona said...

Very nice photos, Jann, especially the one with you and the kid.

Cynthia's Blog said...

I too love Asia. My heart is with Myanmar right now. Have you been to Penang Malaysia yet for the food? You will die happy.

K & S said...

what a great post, Jann! Thank you for sharing these.

L Vanel said...

Beautiful photos, Jann.

Peabody said...

It's amazing what can change in a year. :(

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Thank you for sharing these photos, and reminding us that Tibet is such a beautiful, peaceful country.

katiez said...

How wonderful to have been able to visit. Maybe, someday...
That area has always intrigued me... but it's so far... And mon mari hates to fly!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I think the photo with the child says it all.

Eileen said...

Fun website. I'll be back.

Eileen (passions to pastry)@
www.livingtastefully.com

Christine said...

It's so sad how quickly life can change for an entire country. Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos with us.

Cynthia said...

You are a kind, thoughtful and considerate woman. Thanks for this post and yes, look what difference a year makes...