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Interlude

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I've been working on a number of projects including: preparing my travel books (i.e., in hardcover print and eBook formats) covering our recent trip to Europe; a review of material on sacred architecture, specifically of catholic churches; preparation for our next tour; and finally preparing for the penultimate stage of a project I've been working on for about 10 years.

But in the meantime, I was going through my photo collection and I came across this shot taken in Lijiang China in 2012.  There were a few things that caught my attention here. First, was the contrast between the commotion of the street and the focus of the mother on the danger that it exposed to her and her son. Second, in all that commotion, the serenity of the boy sitting quietly in the trailer.  The lines are interesting too: the triangular shape formed by the outline of mother and son; the lines formed by the gaze of the mother to her sources of concern--the car on the other side of the street.  Another contrasting point is that of the bicycle and the car, reflecting old and new.  It is only in the past 5 to 10 years that the bicycle has relinquished dominance over the road to the automobile.  Ones such as this one are becoming rare and thus reflect a time that is gone with the wind.  

Serenity in Motion - Lijiang
Leica M9, LeicaSummicron-M 50mm f/2, ISO 500, f/13, 1/60 sec

Lijiang

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On our last afternoon in Lijiang we climbed the hill in the centre of the old town to reach the temple. Climbing the to top of the temple gave a view of the entire city.

Leica M9, Leica Super Elmar-M 18 mm, ISO 160, f/4, 1/25 sec

Leica M9, Leica Super Elmar-M 18 mm, ISO 160, f/4, 1/25 sec

Bai Sha Village

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After our hike to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain we returned to Lijiang, but after stopping for lunch in a little village.  

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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

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A pathway in the upper meadow.  In the days following our hike along the Tiger Leaping Gorge would take us to the other side of this mountain.  

Leica M9, Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm, ISO 160, f/11, 1/125 sec

Leica M9, Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm, ISO 160, f/11, 1/125 sec

Impressions of Lijiang

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The musical by the name above is presented in an outdoor theatre situated next to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.  We attended the morning show after which we climbed the mountain.

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