With the new railway and direct flights not far down the pipeline, it’s easier than ever to get to Lhasa. And if you’re ever feeling homesick, you might feel better upon seeing the “Pink Parlours” of Lhasa. On a lonely night on the rooftop of the world, a visit there just might take you back to those days when you were a Shanghai Ulysses navigating the treacherous waters of Fumin Lu, trying your best to resist the call of the blowzy mini-skirted siren that beckon you. The American photographer Sarah Schorr has documented some of the prostitutes that live and work in Lhasa. It seems that these are among the many changes that economic progress — ten percent annual growth — has brought to Lhasa and Tibet in recent years.
Photo from Captain Video’s Flickr page.