mandag, november 27, 2006
Last Impressions of Southwest China for now: The River
Imagine that you are travelling on holiday...why are you where you are? There are lots of reasons to travel somewhere, for beauty, for adventure, for the search for the exotic. Or what about all of those things, in a place that will soon not be there, or not be there in the same way. That's exactly why we chose to cruise the Yangtze river. It was a long time ago, but how to express that feeling that everything you're looking at, won't be there next time? Constant reminders keep this in focus, the building work to shore up large cities and towns, periodic tape measures to show how much of the scenery will be submerged in a few short years. Join me on a virtual review of these few days (3 days and 4 nights, to be exact) as we cruise slowly from Chongqing to Yichang.
Not our boat, but a similar type Cabin, sweet cabin. Watching the gorge. Watching the people watching the gorge. Measuring the effects of the dam. More dam adjustments. I believe this is already underwater. The dam from the top...tilt head for best view. The dam from below.