Editor’s Note: These photographs may look old-fashioned now, but when we first started posting photos most images were scanned in from film negatives, which has a very different color gamut than digital, and the resolution on the internet was very poor. Images needed to be only a few kilobytes so that you could download them with a phone modem; now they are hundreds of times bigger. Learn more about our original film photographs. Fortunately, I found the original images for this pictorial. I hope you enjoy this trip back in time.
The following photographs were taken during five long and treacherous days driving from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet. The winter snow had melted giving birth to the beginning of spring.
Some of the pictures are in color, while others were taken with black and white film and sent through a color processor. The sepia tone reflects the ancient and mystical feel that makes Tibet so unique.