Friday, December 12, 2008

Men laden with tea

Western Szechuan. Men laden with "Brick Tea" for Thibet. One man's load weighs 317 lbs. Avoird. the other's 298 lbs. Avoird.!! Men carry this Tea as far as Tachien-lu accomplishing about 6 miles per day over vile roads. Altitude 5,000 ft. [Information from label in photograph album.]
By Wilson, Ernest Henry, 1908-07-30.

Tachien lu

Tachien-lu and site of ancient town demolished by landslide about 100 years ago. Altitude 8400 ft.
1908-07-27, by Wilson, Ernest Henry.
Darchiendo in Tibetan, Tachien-lu (Da-jian-lu, 打箭炉) in Chinese in the past, and now Kang-ding(康定).

Tachien lu from the south
1908-07-23, by Wilson, Ernest Henry.

kang-Ding in the morning

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

East gate, Hao Tien

East gate, Hao Tien
"Do not divide Moslems and Chinese"