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, October 24, 2014
Traveling in China Since 1985, #102
CHINA #102: Sometimes the stair construction quite intentionally offered some breathtaking exposure. Sometimes it was almost “Disney-like,” it would take such startling twists and turns. Among the gear we were wearing were our quality hiking boots. We had plenty of traction on the rocks and the rough-hewn stone of the ancient stairs, so on one long flight, I decided to try something to see if I could alleviate the pounding of my knees – I “ran” the entire staircase! By skipping from front edge of one step to the next front edge at speed, I pretty much never bent at the knee because my movement was too quick. At first Carey thought I had lost my mind, but the more I did it and assured her it was working, the better it looked to her as her knees were feeling it too.
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