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 31, 2014
Traveling in China Since 1985, #103
CHINA #103: With both of us "running," we were flying down staircases, blowing past #Chinese, coming upon and overtaking those going down, often to their surprise. As time went by, more and more upward-bound Chinese appeared on the stairs in front of us. In many places the stairs could barely manage two-way traffic, so they fact that we would RUN by them caused a good bit of discussion after our passing. Turning a corner, the path momentarily left the rocks and started down into a small, forested valley that had structures. We knew it was NOT #YuPingLu, but we did not know what it was. As it turned out, it was a small “village” of workers all airing their bedding and clothes on a big boulder in the warmth of the sun. It was good people were here as several trails radiated from the site and the “locals” made clear to us which one we should be on.
photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2014, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd #China @Earthwatch_org
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