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, July 3, 2015
Traveling in China Since 1985, #138
CHINA #138: In 1986, #LakeTaihu was a rural -- and rather idyllic -- quiet countryside. Surrounded by a few small villages, the shores were mostly agricultural fields, busy with farmers going about their daily chores. The lake had hundreds of small fish farms whose owners often lived nearby onshore, or quite literally, in boats tied-up next to the fish pens. When boat traffic did ply the water, is was usually craft such as you see here: low profile, and probably running on a sputtering single stroke engine. Many boats didn't even have that much, and they were simply paddled, or sailed. This is NOT #LakeHavasu at #EasterBreak. Well... at least not yet!
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