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, January 30, 2015
Traveling in China Since 1985, #116
CHINA #116: The “tea girls” left us in the dust, yet for "white-devils" we were doing pretty well! The stair descents remained steep, however the flat-paths between them were getting longer and wider. We took this as a sign that we were closer to the bottom, because the larger, “easier” path was designed for “day-trippers” from the hotels below. There were very few other people on the path now, as were nearing the early #Chinese dining hour. The stairs took one last plunge into a gorge next to a rock face. When we emerged below and I looked up, I could see the “famous” greeting sign carved into the rock, welcoming those that would climb the stairs to the summit.photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2015, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd #China @Earthwatch_org
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