Saturday, March 21, 2009

Photo special: 双溪, 湖南 (Shuangxi, Hunan).















You'll find more about the visit to Shuangxi (pictures as well as text) here 

15 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

Everybody is happy when holding a puppy!...or walking a pig...

John said...

Read your original post about spending the day at Yang Niu's house. Is her name really Yang Niu? Both of you are yang niu (杨妞 and 洋妞). Thanks for sharing, lovely photos.

Incognito said...

Man! that pig looks so delicious.... Don't tell me that you have already eaten it for lunch there?!

Great pix btw.

cheers!

Don Tai said...

The flowers in photograph #6 are Forget-me-nots, the national flower for the state of Alaska. I grow them (or they grow themselves) here in Toronto, Canada.

Your photos are very nice, reminding me of many villages I've visited in China. That dog looks familiar, may be a cross bred chow chow. They can be fearsome dogs when angry.

The Casual Observer said...

Whoa. I love the second photo from the top. Nice job of composing the photo. The blocks in the foreground grab your attention and then lead your eyes to the background. Awesome.

The other photos are nice, too, but that one really jumped out at me.

reyjr said...

why on earth is the pig's butt black???

Jonna Wibelius said...

John -yeah, her name is 杨妞...

Teri Rees wang -smiling makes the world a happier place :)

Incognito -We bumped into the pig straight after lunch so nope... he didn't end up on our table.

casual observer -that's my favorite pic too! How funny u like it -some people I've showed it to were like.. 'what's this' but I love it! Not sure why, just do... :) (and the Hunan boys did too!)

reyjr -I tried to ask but he didn't speak any Chinese... only oinked and kept walking..

reyjr said...

lol!
I suppose if I had a black butt and you asked me why, i'd probably just oink and keep walking too!

Jonna Wibelius said...

reyjr -hahahahaha -yeah, so would I!!! :)

kanmuri said...

Beautiful pictures

The Casual Observer said...

The gutter (I think that's what it is) that is sitting on top of the blocks in photo 2 leads the eyes naturally to the back of the image. Basically, it eliminates some of the work that eyes usually do when they look at a photo. This could be why people like it but aren't sure why - their eyes are happy :)

bARE-eYED sUN said...

very nice. especially the shot with the hanging red cloth.

the last one with the smiling child is swell.

thank you for your post.

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.ero

Little Tiger said...

These photos remind me of the beautiful villages I visited in Guangxi province (near Guilin city).
I came across a lot of communist slogans painted on walls. Just wondering if you had the same experience?

Jonna Wibelius said...

Tiger -hm... no actually I didn't see anything like that... We avoided a visit to Shaoshan, Mao's birthtown coz we had heard it was a bit 'too much'.

AlexJ said...

Hunan is a neighbour province of my hometown Hubei.. Maybe u just saw the countries and u r interesting in it. But they lived there not like what u thought.