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An interesting look at typical Chinese life


Car ferry in Chongqing

Sat Jul 29, 2000
Chongqing, China


Confluence of the Changjiang (Yangtze) and tributary

Sat Jul 29, 2000
Chongqing, China


Locals fishing in the Changjiang (Yangtze)

Sat Jul 29, 2000
Yangtze River, China


A new bridge under construction

Sat Jul 29, 2000
Yangtze River, China


A sampan

Sat Jul 29, 2000
Yangtze River, China


Rice terraces among the rocks

Sat Jul 29, 2000
Yangtze River, China


Suspension bridge and pagoda

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Yangtze River, China


Hotel in the face of a god

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Chair lift up the mountain

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Bridge of the Last Hope

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Pagoda roof with storks

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Us in front of a decorative and protective lion

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Tom balances the heavy rock to prove his faithfulness

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


God of judgment

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Blue god

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Our boat in the distance

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Old and new Fengdu

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Tom and Louisa on either side of the Gateway to Hell

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Louisa with a green demon

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Suspension bridge at the City of Ghosts

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


Market street in Fengdu

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Fengdu, China


The fashion show, with Qing dynasty imperial clothes

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Yangtze River, China


Coal piles that will be under water, with the new city behind

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Yangtze River, China


Entering the Qutang gorge

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Qutang gorge, Yantze River, China


Bridge over the Qutang gorge

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Qutang gorge, Yantze River, China


The cliffs that border the river

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Qutang gorge, Yantze River, China


Characters and tracker path in the cliff

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Qutang gorge, Yantze River, China


Tracker path leads to a pagoda

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Qutang gorge, Yantze River, China


A cave in the limestone

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Qutang gorge, Yantze River, China


The mist on the mountains

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Qutang gorge, Yantze River, China


Lush mountainside

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Yangtze River, China


The mist hangs over mountains in the distance

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Yangtze River, China


Agricultural terracing

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Yangtze River, China


Mountain covered by fields

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Yangtze River, China


A sampan along the Yangtze

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Yangtze River, China


More misty mountains

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Yangtze River, China


More fields covering the mountainsides

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Yangtze River, China


Coal barge along the Yangtze

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Yangtze River, China


Tracker path holes in the cliffside

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Jagged cliffs

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Heading UP the rapids

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Children swimming in the river

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Sampan braves the rapids

Sun Jul 30, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Monkeys climbing on the banks

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Hanging coffin high and tiny on the cliffside

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Pedestrian bridge crosses the gorge

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


High walls of the narrow gorge

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


The hanging spring

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Us on the sampan

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


The confluence at the end of the third gorge

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


The restored tracker path, with bridge over the river

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


More of the restored tracker path

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Heading down river through the narrow gorge

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Sharp cliff divides the gorge

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Our boatman controlling the bow

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


The terraced mountainside

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


More monkeys along the banks of the gorge

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


A bridge spans the entrance to the Lesser Three Gorges

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China


Pagoda with waterfall

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Yangtze River, China


Mountains by the Yangtze

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Wu Gorge, Yangtze River, China


The Goddess Peak

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Wu Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Another interesting peak along the Yangtze

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Wu Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Tracker path high on the cliff

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Wu Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Side canyon joins the Yangtze

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Wu Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Two tiny people hiking home from the river

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Wu Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Caves in the limestone, that were homes in the mid 1900's

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Wu Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Pagoda and steps by the Yangtze

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Wu Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Waterfall!

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Wu Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Native dance recital in Zigui

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Zigui, China


The Xiling gorge in the mist

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Hanging Ba coffin in the cliff (up to 2000 years old)

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Pins holding the cliff together

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Boats in the Xiling gorge

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


The sun shining on the mountains

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Bridge over a side stream with clear water

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Looking down the Xiling gorge

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Rows of mountains along the gorge

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Agricultural terraces on the mountains

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Model of the 3 Gorges dam

Mon Jul 31, 2000
3 Gorges dam site, China


Looking up the unfinished locks

Mon Jul 31, 2000
3 Gorges dam site, China


Gigantic 3 Gorges dam construction site

Mon Jul 31, 2000
3 Gorges dam site, China


Top of the locks

Mon Jul 31, 2000
3 Gorges dam site, China


Us at the 3 Gorges Dam

Mon Jul 31, 2000
3 Gorges dam site, China


The lower part of the locks

Mon Jul 31, 2000
3 Gorges dam site, China


Workers' dormitories at the dam (men only)

Mon Jul 31, 2000
3 Gorges dam site, China


Stone monument

Mon Jul 31, 2000
3 Gorges dam site, China


A closer look at the construction site

Mon Jul 31, 2000
3 Gorges dam site, China


Look at all of the cranes

Mon Jul 31, 2000
3 Gorges dam site, China


Top part of the dam

Mon Jul 31, 2000
3 Gorges dam site, China


A side canyon spanned by old bridge

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Hydrofoils ply the Yangtze

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


A sister ship passes, identical as our own

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Tracker path carved into the mountainside

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Vacation retreat for high government officials

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China


Lock at the Gezhouba Dam

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Gezhouba, China


The front lock Gezhouba doors close

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Gezhouba, China


The rear doors closing

Mon Jul 31, 2000
Gezhouba, China


The front doors opening, look how low we are (22-27 meters lower)

Tue Aug 1, 2000
Gezhouba, China


We say goodbye to Jonathon on the Victoria II

Wed Aug 2, 2000
Wuhan, China

Revised: Tue Jan 29 16:16:08 2008 on www.shieldsaroundtheworld.com.
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