March 23, 2012

Tanjiang River Houseboats Reflected

These are houseboats anchored on Tanjiang River as it runs through Kaiping. What makes these houseboats different is that they are made of concrete, not wood or steel.

I am back in Kaiping now; however the photo was taken just before Chinese New Year when auspicious red couplets were posted on entryways to homes everywhere (more on that topic a few days ago).

Kaiping, 2012

I'm linking with reflection seekers at Weekend Reflections.

The bridge behind them is the same one I showed at night all lit up here.

24 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I've heard of concrete boats before, but it seems so counter-intuitive! I could live on a houseboat happily.

Kay L. Davies said...

If you check out the back yards in BC's lower mainland, you can find many a ferro-concrete boat (sail, power, or houseboat) which someone began building in the 1970s when build-your-own-boat was a mad craze. Very few of them ever made it to the water.
K

Francisca said...

Sallie, I could live on a houoseboat, too... maybe in Holland or England... but these don't look all that charming up close.

Sylvia K said...

How wonderful to see you back in the blogging world, Francisca!! Hope all is well!I'd love to live on a houseboat as well -- not sure about concrete one! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

Fascinating image, the reflections are wonderful and I love the composition with the bridge in the background.
hugs and a nice weekend,
Léia

Malyss said...

Not only the reflection is perfect, but this picture is so interesting! It's so rare to see pics from China, and to learn something about that country from blogs.Thank you for sharing!

Susan said...

I fell instantly in love with this photo. Smashing!! Jealous-but happy for you. Have a great day Francisca

Crafty Green Poet said...

what an amazing photo, I love the muted colours in the background contrasting with the brighter colours of the boat

Gine said...

Comme une bête énorme ... Dépaysant et très réussi !

joo said...

Beautiful photo Francisca!
Have a great weekend:)
j.

Emille said...

Am glad you are not "lost" Francisca! - I was wondering why I didn't see you around on the blogs I frequently visit. Hope you have a great time there! My son now lives in Holland -had to do with visas, etc., but will study, since it's much cheaper (because he still has Dutch citizenship)
Have to look up where Kaiping is:)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent photo.

Regards and best wishes

James said...

Great shot! The colors on the houseboats and their reflections stand out nicely in the hazy background. China is a very interesting place and I look forward to seeing more photos.


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Traveling Hawk said...

A wonderful photo, indeed!

It is strange how people adapt and can live almost everywhere. Life on thise kind of boat must be tough, even if just looking at the photo could be seen as romantic...I see the poverty of the people there and I think at a lot of drawbacks...

Linda said...

Lovely reflection...but like the others, I am sure life is very hard on this boat!

Ann said...

where have you been "all my life?" I miss you. I was so pleased to see you back, then Mr Linky has to breakdown and I couldn't get to you , I finally came via EG girl's post.

s.c said...

Great river shot from China. So interesting to see for us on the other end of the earth. Thanks for showing.

elena nuez said...

such a great shot!!!

Dianne said...

fascinating photo
amazing reflections

Birdman said...

A fine image here.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful reflections, Francisca!

jennyfreckles said...

Good to see you back and reporting what there is beyond the great firewall of China. As Malyss said, it's still a country that is largely hidden - and so different and interesting. I think many in China have great wisdom but it seems to be at such a tangent to our Western beliefs.

NixBlog said...

Like this shot very much, Francisca.

Pat Tillett said...

I love this photo! The dreary and/or foggy background really makes the colorful scene in the foreground pop!
I think there is a huge derelict concrete ship run aground somewhere on the California coast. Happened many years ago, but it's still there. Must access my memory banks...