One of the houses in the Tibet Heritage Fund activity area. Many of the houses in this historic neighbourhood had once been fine residences of the nobility, but some have fallen into disrepair following the disappearance of the noble class from society. The photo shows the upper story windows of such a house, exhibiting both intricate woodwork and the stress of settling foundations.
text and images © Asian Arts and the Lhasa Archive Project
digital photo by I. Alsop