Friday, August 10, 2012

From the Archives: Deqin, China

Yangtze River Valley from road to Deqin, Yunnan.
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School is approaching, and with it the low level panic of new course preparation.  So blogging has fallen to the wayside.  Here are a few black and white images from Yunnan, China, all taken in 2006 with a 6 Mp Nikon D70, pretty low resolution compared to today's cameras (the Nikon D800 makes 36 Mp images), but still printable.  The area in these shots is on the Yunnan-Tibetan border, a place I would love to revisit, though I'm afraid of what tourism might be doing to it.  The nearby village of Yubeng was only accessible on foot when I was there, and even so, Chinese tourists were flocking there to see the spectacular peaks of the Meili Xueshan, and a sacred Tibetan waterfall.  I hiked to Yubeng after descending into the wrong drainage to the Mekong, and spending a night with a friendly Tibetan family that lived along the river and took me in for the evening.  

The Meili mountains 

The road from Zhongdian to Deqin.

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