the old town of Lijiang

Before posting more thematic essays, here are the pictures taken in Lijiang’s old town on the assignment to southern China in late spring time.

A view across water with clouds in sky and reflections in the water.


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One of the halls or palaces in the old town.  Impressive architecture.


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Sign in 2 languages indicating directions.


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A pony drawn cart.


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Local small horses or ponies.


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An area for windbell wishes.


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Another wishes area.


China 203 another wishes area


The local tour guide next to a bronze statue.  Interesting contrast with light and shadow.


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Signs are in 2 languages.


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Is this a receptacle for trash, or for materials to be recycled.  It is not fully clear.


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Some thing is on the shore of this water way.  A viewing area?  An area for small river boats to tie up?


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A tranquil water scene.  See the reflections in the water.


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Seriously, I remember the finger painting way back in kindergarten.  It was fun.  The painting here is no doubt much more refined in both technique and product.


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A small embroidery factory or workshop.


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A local woman working in the embroidery factory.


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Another worker or crafts person.


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Making cotton candy.


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Another part of the old town.


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A nice blue sky.  The tour guide may have given a short talk at this site.


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Our photographer who thought this was a vacation or holiday, and not an assignment.


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    1. Thanks for your comment. You caught me live as I am writing another essay now.

      It is at a high elevation. Another site in the general vicinity visited on that trip was Shangri-La which is at about 9 to 10 thousand feet elevation. The far western part of Yunnan province borders the eastern limits of the Tibetan plateau.

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