November 14, 2010

Little Mountain Bridge

Here is little stone bridge crossing a creek in the verdant mountain rice terraces of Guizhou province in China. In the distance, you can see a Miao ethnic minority village.

 Guizhou, 2006

32 comments:

☺lani☺ said...

Nice, reminds of rice terraces in Benguet! Although, I never been there, it's a shame that I never have the chance to visit the beauty of the Phils.

Hubby and I will work on that :) soon!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I have never been to China although I have spent time in Japan and South Korea. The terraces are familiar but what are the poles which are so neatly set in long rows? I enjoy your photos very much.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What an incredible scene. It looks so lush.

Kay L. Davies said...

Tulsa Gentlemen: I think those poles are speakers and this is actually a rock music venue. ;-)
Very pretty green country.
Lovely photo, Francisca, now that I've stopped being silly.
Bearing in mind what you said about Paris (we really weren't planning to drive there) and what others said, we decided to go for a consensus but putting it out into the blogosphere.
Dick's idea, not mine.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Luna Miranda said...

beautiful greens surrounding this bridge. marvelous shot.

Joyful said...

Very nice. I wish I could see the village a little better but the terraces are lovely ;-)

Tash said...

Wow! Spectaculary beautiful scenery. A super photo.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour chère Francisca!
So peaceful scenery with adorable energy from the mother nature!
Wonderful capture and beautiful bridge!
Hugs
Léia

Kaori said...

The stone bridge is beautiful...as well as the rice (?) fields behind it. I love the design that they make :-D

Andy said...

Always nice to what other parts of the world has to offer. Great capture.

jabblog said...

Superb shot, beautifully framed. All that green is so restful to the eye.

cieldequimper said...

Now why do I fancy some rice for late Sunday lunch all of a sudden?

anjoe playhouse said...

This is a Scenic Sunday, indeed!

Genie said...

What gorgeous greens! I cannot tell which I like better: the bridge or the terraced hills behind it. This is a wonderful shot with such beautiful hues.

Elisa said...

I love both, the bridge and the landscape. Great :)
Have a nice Sunday

Luna Miranda said...

hi, Francisca! thanks for droppin' by my bridge.:p

Luna Miranda is my first name though i am usually called Luna (or Looney, depending on the phase of the moon :P).

Pat said...

The bridge looks nice, but what really caught my attention were those gorgeous terraces in the background!

Joyful said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my photo Francisca. After I left my comment on yours, I did in fact click to enlarge your photo and there I was able to see the village. Thank you for your help and I look forward to seeing more from you :-)

Lesley said...

and what a gorgeous view from that bridge!

EG Wow said...

That's such a beautiful part of China. When I see photos like this it's hard to understand that China has such a HUGE population.

VP said...

A peaceful view of a very nice corner of China. The bridge is lovely.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, lucky that you were there to capture this very green scene. It's a beautiful photo, Francisca!

Peace,
Gina

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Ann said...

Terraces, a marvel. My husband who is an engineering consultant admires how people in the past built the terrace.

When you go on a hydro slide, don't wear your yellow itsy bitsy bikini. I had friends who went and lost their bkinitop some where on the way. LOL

Tricia said...

Amazing view & truly phenomenal work that goes into rice terraces!

Halcyon said...

A beautiful scene! I love this little bench. Very cute.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Lovely photo and I like those sculpted terraces. Very cool, albeit built to be useful!

VioletSky said...

I find it interesting that the ledge on the bridge seems to be the only straight line in this view.

tapirgal said...

The photo really is lovely. I think by the Mao thing you mean about the purges (or whatever they are called) of the Cultural Revolution. I don't know much of the history, but after reading that book you left here, I have such a vivid image of how terrible life may have been like in one of those houses - at least for some.

sunflowerkat321 said...

I love Scenic Sunday because I feel like I can quickly take a mini trip around the world. Beautiful peaceful photo.

Kat
http://inmydreamssfk.blogspot.com/

JM said...

Gorgeous! I love rice terraces.

Francisca said...

I don't think many - if any - people get follow up messages, so I usually answer questions/comments on the person's own blog. But in case future visitors wonder:

@Tulsa Gentleman - good eyes! Our best guess is that they are small power poles for small farm equipment at different locations, like water pumps. We had such poles, not as neatly in a row, on our small lychee farm in south China.

@EG Wow - as in most countries, the population density really is in the urban centers, except here the numbers are staggering, with many cities having over 15 million residents.

@tapirgal - no, here Mao (more typically spelled Miao, but not considered PC) refers to one of the 55 official minority groups recognized by the Chinese government. The Mao are comprised of several groups who are linguistically and culturally related. I'll post more about them in future.

Johnny Nutcase said...

i remember all the tea terraces in China from when i wen to a tea farm. Brings me back! Nice shot!