Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Street Sweeper in Beijing



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

I went to China for the first time in 1987 as part of a group of professors from Heidelberg College. We spent our first night in Beijing at the Friendship Hotel. I was up early the next morning and found this street sweeper with her broom sweeping the driveway in front of the hotel. For some reason the sight of her convinced me that I really was in China.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

10 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

very interesting!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What an amazing sight in our day of motorized sweepers.I just bet she was proud to be doing her job.
Blessings,Ruth

Busy Bee Suz said...

Such a wonderful photo George!!! This also makes me appreicate my 'factory' made broom with the perfect bristles!

rainfield61 said...

You have taken me deeper into China. Wonder how deep I shall be in.

Karen :-) said...

That is one cool broom!

Tina said...

I love the composition and subject matter of your photo, George! You can even see your shadow in the foreground..neat!!

Cheryl said...

Very nice shot of something we don't see here. I would imagine she did take her job very seriously.

Mark H said...

Wonderful authentic feel to the photo. I love the wiry old broom that the lady is using.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm not surprised this photo convinced you that you were in China.

Karen Dawkins said...

Oh, this reminds me of our trip to China. Timeless moment there. Thank you.