August 22, 2010

Minority Woman with Baskets

This minority woman crossing the footbridge may have been collecting the day's vegetables in plots across this river from her riverside town, much like many generations of her tribe before her. 

Longshen Town, Guangxi, 2007

Posted for Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridges. Click the link for links to may more interesting bridges around the world.

17 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

now, that is a fantastic shot! it's a beautiful scene, and the water looks so clean.

tapirgal said...

It always amazes me to see water this color, and the purple flowers really set it off (or vice-versa). I wonder how the ring structure was chosen to hold the bridge together. Simple and strong? They make a nice design, too.

joo said...

Beautiful place - the colour of water is amazing and bridge itself is lovely.
Happy Sunday to you:)

jennyfreckles said...

I've often wondered why we don't use yokes any more, when I've been trudging home from the supermarket with two heavy bags.

Ann said...

From the thumbnail photo, I recognise the two baskets hanging on the woman's shoulder. Even my mum used to do that.

JM said...

Love these bridges. And take a look at that water! Wonderful shot, Francisca.

cieldequimper said...

Timeless scene perfectly caught. I agree with JM, the water is amazing.

cieldequimper said...

Well... I agree not only with JM but with all the previous commentators!

EG Wow said...

I enlarged the photo and I am so glad I did! Marvelous photo!

Hilda said...

This entire scene can be from generations ago! I don't see a single modern thing. Well, except for you and your camera.

Great shot, Francisca! I'm glad you waited for her to get to the middle of the bridge.

:)

VP said...

A simple and practical footbridge for everyday use. A fine composition for a familiar but at the same time exotic subject.

Elisa said...

I love it. So beautiful!
Best regards
Elisa, Argentina

Evelyn said...

Very nice photo. Suhc a green countryside.

☺lani☺ said...

That's amazing, how he balance himself with those stuff hiw carrying at walked in that hanging bridge!

Halcyon said...

A beautiful scene!

Anita Johnson said...

I agree with everyone above, great shot. We get so spoiled with fresh produce in the stores, it's good to remember it isn't like that everywhere. Still, her baskets are a beautiful combination of form and function.

Kaori said...

She must have amazing balance! The details of the bridge and basket are lovely when you see the photo upclose! :D