Along the Li River

(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

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

      2010.12.01 Reply Cancel

    • # Jacki

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

      2010.11.27 Reply Cancel

    • # Eiram

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

      2010.11.26 Reply Cancel

    • # Kate

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

      2010.11.26 Reply Cancel

    • # Kelly

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

      2010.11.26 Reply Cancel

    • # Georg Leube

      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

      2010.11.25 Reply Cancel

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