Along the Li River

by Jay November. 25, 2010 3871 views

(Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, P.R. of China)

I will never forget the years that I lived and traveled throughout the wonderful and fascinating land of China. I have always said that it is another world on our same planet. The diversity of peoples, cultures, scenery, history requires several lifetimes to learn.

The longer I lived and traveled in China, I came to realize that I knew it less and less. To use an over-used word in our times: “amazing”.

Most of the hundreds of photos I have ranging from Xinjiang and Tibet in the glorious western regions to the more “traditional” Han Chinese areas found in Shaanxi and Shanxi in the central parts on toward the eastern provinces of Shandong, Zhejiang and Guangdong, and Guangxi Zhuang A.R. in the south, to name only a few, are in the form of old photographs and slides: I was there long before digital cameras.

These three pictures are of the few that I have been able to change to digital. The originals are in color, but for personal reasons, I leave them in B&W to show. The effects are the same.

From Guilin city to Daxu by fishing boat.

Look, what I saw.

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Christa 10 years, 2 months ago

Another planet... that's my idea too about China. I bet that these pictures are also outstanding in color.

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Vania Gianese 10 years, 2 months ago

Really fascinating! Great #3!

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Andrea 10 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic set!

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Jacki 10 years, 2 months ago

WOW, these are all three fascinating! That landscape in the last shot is so unusual... so how long were you in China?

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Paolo Martini 10 years, 2 months ago

wonderful the last one !!

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Eiram Marie 10 years, 3 months ago

the last picture really looks like from a different planet - beautiful...what an amazing life experience this must have been for you!

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Ricardo 10 years, 3 months ago

love 1# :D

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Georg Leube 10 years, 3 months ago
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Kate 10 years, 3 months ago

I like them all but partucularly the shadowy mountains in the final shot

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Kelly 10 years, 3 months ago

Great set, I really like the tone in these and esp the sparkles on the water in #2

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Claire 10 years, 3 months ago

very nice set !

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Georg Leube 10 years, 3 months ago

I ´ve been traveling through china as well and it is indeed as magnificent as you describe it, I travelled the li river by small old steamboat in winter 2006

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