Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Picture of Old China



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

While taking us through the Temple of Heaven in Beijing in 1987, our host stopped this elderly gentleman to ask a question. The man struck me as a perfect example of 'old' China, so I quickly snapped his picture.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

9 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yep, national geographic stuff! :)

Ginny said...

What a wonderful picture! There does seem to be a great amount of sorrow in his eyes, though. That's the first thing I noticed.

EG Wow said...

I guess this picture would be almost impossible to take today. China has modernized so fast!

A Lady's Life said...

I love old people. In Singapore I would love to walk tot he markets just to see them always sitting ion the same place with the same beautiful smiles. Glorious day for me.:)

Tammie Lee said...

Hi George,
Yes a wonderful portrait of China.

Hilda said...

I agree with you. A lovely portrait.

rainfield61 said...

You have a macro view of China.

Cheryl said...

Indeed!

Carletta said...

Definitely a picture postcard for China in my book. :)