Tuesday, February 22, 2011

No Rush Hour

"Rush hour" was probably unheard of in this little riverside area just outside of Guilin. Everything here seemed running on its own unique pace—a good mix of liveliness and tranquility.

I visited Guilin during the mid 80s—a time when the economic reform that changed China was just started. Modernization was still far from the rural areas. Though it might seem primitive and backward, but its originality and the friendliness of people captivated me. What I caught on film turned out to be a small piece of history got frozen in time, because I know I would never be able to find that again—neither the place nor the people, in the 2011 China.

Near Guilin, China