It is not the Ganges. It is not the Nile, nor the Amazon, nor the Mississippi. But, the Yangtze is one of the world’s great rivers. Like several other major Asian rivers, the Yangtze’s headwaters are in the Tibetan plateau.
After a hiatus of a month, we now return to the picture essays of the China assignment. There will be several of these and we will post a few unrelated thematic essays in between these picture essays. As well, to reduce the number of essays, we will include many pics in some of the essays.
Here is another cruise ship passed on the river on the first night.
The river cruise started from Chongqing (Chungking) in southwest China.
On the way to the river docks, this image was captured through the glass of a bus.
A mid to late afternoon boarding of the cruise ship.
In a cruise ship passenger cabin. Comfortable, if a little cramped.
The next morning’s itinerary. Note the temperature is in Celsius (centigrade). This river cruise had some stops or excursions along the way.
A local temple is seen before crossing over to Shibaozhai.
The walking bridge (with tourists) over to the main attraction.
Entering the grounds of the pagoda.
The People’s Republic of China official plaque in 2 languages and with a semi-reflective surface.
It is not clear what is referred to here. Perhaps, a hand rail? Always a good idea to watch where you step.
The pagoda. The cultural past preserved for posterity.
Carvings from the past in the pagoda area.
Mythical beings # 2.
Mythical beings # 3.
Mythical beings # 4.
Now, on the return to walk to the cruise ship, we see a recycle container.
Back on board, with the ship still docked.
A wide, placid river.
A relaxing moment on deck for our photographer.
The captain’s welcome party late in the day after shore excursion to the pagoda. Western tourists are in attendance.
Our last shot for this installment.
Best wishes from the torrid, sun-baked, desiccated desert of the American West.
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