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, August 28, 2015
Traveling in China Since 1985, #146
CHINA #146: Our walk had meandered through the beds and plantings for a while, when we came upon the house seen as the center of the farm. Because the farm was prosperous, the home had recently been remodeled, and our colleague hoped we might find the elderly husband and wife somewhere about. They were considered leaders of the community, and were attributed as the gardeners whose agricultural planning and innovation was displayed in these fields. It was still raining, yet warm, and there many people coming out to tend the rows.
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