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, November 27, 2015
Traveling in China Since 1985, #159
CHINA #159: Several new rooms had been opened including a very interesting kitchen. The bedrooms were beautiful, as before, however now signage was everywhere. As I pointed out in post #132, there must be something about tour guides and bedrooms. In my experience, guides often joke in a suggestive manner when a bedroom discussion is involved. While I was taking this image with my #iPhone, one of the beautiful “wandering” guides happened by and stopped to watch me make the shot. When I finished, she explained that to see the room I would need to go up the narrow stairs, and then she smiled and laughingly said, “there are 2 rooms, but (glancing at the sign) they could be the same.”
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