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Unexpected

 

We stopped at the highest point on the road to Jiuzhaigou and I was very surprised to see this tractor parked right on the edge. There was also a toilet and a tibetian couple selling tourist trinkets. I was forced to buy one horrible looking necklace just so I could take the womans photo. The total cost was $1.50 Australian.

This area is to the north of Chengdu and has not been effected by the earthquake. The south of the province has been very badly damaged with many people dying and many more left homeless.  I am saddened to think of the effect on the people living in this region.

Unexpected

 

We stopped at the highest point on the road to Jiuzhaigou and I was very surprised to see this tractor parked right on the edge. There was also a toilet and a tibetian couple selling tourist trinkets. I was forced to buy one horrible looking necklace just so I could take the womans photo. The total cost was $1.50 Australian.

This area is to the north of Chengdu and has not been effected by the earthquake. The south of the province has been very badly damaged with many people dying and many more left homeless.  I am saddened to think of the effect on the people living in this region.

comments (15)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 14 May 2008, 00:30
I bet this photo was free, but I like it a whole lot!
Aussie: Yes it was free, the sun was shining the wind was blowing a gale and it was freezing. But I loved every minute of it.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 14 May 2008, 07:12
A total, unexpected surprise, Aussie, is right! I LOVE it.

My heart grieves over the tragedy there right now. So much loss!
Aussie: Glad you like it Ginnie. The view was breath taking
This is a wonderful picture with its grand background Aussie
Aussie: Thank you Chris, the view was fantastic
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 14 May 2008, 08:40
Alone front of the immensity of this place !!! Well spotted !!!
Aussie: It was such a stark beautiful landscape.
Beautiful capture. It almost looks like a toy in front of this immensity!
What a sad tragedy!
That is quite a view. It's very sad that in the past week Mother Nature has wreaked such devastation and to two countries where such difficulty will be so felt.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 14 May 2008, 10:57
This is wonderful, Aussie. The mountains make a fabulously interesting backdrop to this piece of agricultural machineary.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 May 2008, 12:53
Aussie Its an excellent photo.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 14 May 2008, 15:19
Our oldest is due to go to China next month with friends, I'm wondering what delights they will see. I'm hoping they will still be able to enjoy their break, which has been in the planning for almost a year. They're tempted to, instead, see if they can offer anything to help with earthquake work, but I have a feeling they'd more likely get in the way.

Your picture - somehow it seems perfect - composition etc.
A delightful combination.... and I dont mean the tractor and trailer (which are in themselves excellent as well). richard
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 May 2008, 17:12
This is a great shot Aussie I love itsmile
Unexpected is sometimes the bestsmile
The tragedy that is unfolding on the news is terrible to see, particularly the number of children trapped in schools. That's a pretty basic looking tractor!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 May 2008, 20:53
The view of those mountains is brilliant - silvery - love it. This tractor stands in total contrast.

My daughter has been to China in 2005/2006 as part of practical for studies now completed. Wrote physio protocols for the Beijing Academic Hospital - what physio exists in their care world is dispensed by doctors. She now has a thing about the plight of the tibetians. I also know she travelled the quake area as ir was then - makes me think about timing.

She says thank you for helping a tibetan household to some money. She lived amongst them for a few weeks.
Very nice view and I agree with your comment !
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 17 May 2008, 13:16
didn't think a tractor could look so goodsmile and i echo your thoughts Aussie,

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