Visiting Lhasa city is like finding a ghost in a closet full of living beings. It is at once an ancient seat of tradition that lives in the shadow of progressive communist changes. Throughout the city and beyond there is indelible Tibetan ethos mixed with the artifice of Chinese manufacture. The imperialist occupier would like to fade out the indigenous culture and make Tibet into another ‘zone’ but beneath the apparent acquiescence of the secular and sacred population there is an iron resistance that will never fully surrender. Here are some random images of the ancient and modern city of Lhasa.