Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum
During the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Traveling in China Since 1985, #101
CHINA #101: Until now I have been showing you my surroundings and TALKING about the stairs, mostly because the morning was so dark on the path. What light we had was above, or in front of us... but the sun is up now, so here you go! The stairs have come out of the forest for a time, and although there are still some trees and blooming plants, this was a world of HUGE rocks, walls, and other strange, weather-worn stone shapes. We had seen very few people going either way on the stairs, but it was still relatively early in the day. In this photograph you can see some Chinese we had just passed still at the top of this “staircase”; this will give you some sense of the scale of the boulders.
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