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Photographs in Lhasa - Cultivated Landscapes

House and greenhouse, Rnga chen township. A description of one such house: In the main room there was a small black and white TV on the table where we ate, and two very low wooden benches, each barely long enough to seat two. It was very dark. The bed was small, a bit bigger than a single, covered with a faded, dusty pink linen. The wall next to the bed was lined with dirty used plastic. Behind us, several large pieces of pork hung on a string. There were sunflower seed peels on the floor, a pile of peppers in the corner, and one light bulb hanging from the ceiling. October 8, 2000. Makeshift house built by vegetable farmers from Sichuan in Tshal gung thang.September 28, 2000. This map of Rags chu village in Rnga chen township was hand drawn by Jeff Lodas. It is roughly to scale. The village extends approximately 1300 meters from north to south and 1150 meters from east to west. Each lightly marked grid block (visible at the edges of the original map) represents 100 square meters. Just north of the three walled areas is Najing (Rnga chen) road. The north-south tree-lined road which runs down the southern half of the map close to the left side separates Grong gsar from Rags chu village, with Rags chu on the right (east) and Grong gsar to the left (west). The boundary extends northwards towards Najing road but is not marked by a path. At the very left-bottom (southwest) corner of the map the cluster of Tibetan houses belongs to 'Khrung lha village, which was renamed Dar dmar (Red Flag) village in 2001. The boundary here is the southernmost road shown on the map. The dense cluster of houses in the upper-right hand corner (northeast) of the map is Rgu tsha village. The boundary between Rgu tsha and Rags chu runs roughly from northwest to southeast, from the intersection between the two large walled compounds in the center-top edge of the map down to the intersection of the road with a canal in the center-east of the map. While the map is primarily of Rags chu village, it also shows small parts of Grong gsar and 'Khrung lha, and a slightly larger part of Rgu tsha village. Vegetable farmer from Sichuan weeding his vegetables in a greenhouse in Gzhis ka rtse, January 29, 2001. Migrant sending area, Shuangliu county, Sichuan, September, 2001. Eggplants growing in a plastic greenhouse with bamboo frame, Tshal gung thang township. September 28, 2000. Photo of Rnga chen (Najing) township including Rags kha chu 'khor and Sku 'bum thang villages, taken from Bum ba ri. July 21, 2001. Cow grazing in north-east corner of wetlands near Brag ri khug. July, 2004.
New homes in the southern edge Lha klu neighborhood. July 30, 2004. Rented courtyard space in Lha klu. Summer 2005. Rented courtyard space in Lha klu. July 8, 2005. Remaining traces sod wall construction. July 15, 2005. Remaining traces sod wall construction. July 15, 2005. The Lha klu pho brang, now the Lha klu Residents' Committee Office, 2004. Zhang Residence. August 9, 2004. Intersection, site of former Liu Gong Ting. August 9, 2004.
Looking toward the popular Sheep pen (Lug tshang) Hebalin teahouse. August 9, 2004. Alley in Hebalin neighborhood. August 9, 2004. Lha sa Experimental Elementary School, former site of Baitang Baozi vegetable fields. August 9, 2004. Teahouse - popular gathering spot for elderly Hebalin men.August 9, 2004. Place in Hebalin where the Hebalin Muslims slaughtered livestock, known as Bshas ra," now used as a parking spot. The Hebalin kha che were careful to use halal methods of butchering, which included pulling the knife upward. August 9, 2004." Front gate to Hebalin Mosque. August 6, 2004. Looking east towards the newly expanded Hebalin Mosque. August 9, 2004 Small mosque (Chota or small" masjid) near the former Nepalese consulate to the south of the Bar skor, referred to by some as the Ladakhi temple (lha khang). August 6, 2004."
One of two mosques in Rgyang mda' gang. August 8, 2004 Southern end of East gling skor road, now the eastern boundary of Hebalin. August 9, 2004. The Hebalin neighborhood today - construction of new shops outside the mosque.August 9, 2004. Entrance to the newly expanded Hebalin Mosque.August 9, 2004. Lha sa's Number 8 Middle School, facing Jiangsu Lam, formerly Klu sbug farmland. August 9, 2004. The new Mkha' 'gro gsol mgron khang (Hotel) in the Klu sbug neighborhood. August 9, 2004. Tshal zhing gsar pa family home. August 9, 2004. Looking east in Klu sbug neighborhood toward the old Ambassador's residence. August 9, 2004.

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