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Lost in Time in Xingping, China - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

Remember the gentleman that lost track of time by the side of street in Carmel, California?  Well, I have another version of it, in China. In the days when I was growing up, we tended to refer to future as the 21th Century, as if it's somewhere far far away.  With a blink of eyes, we are already more than a decade into the so-referenced Century.  A visit to Xingping (兴坪), an ancient town that's close to Guilin(桂林), China, makes me realize, maybe, some people have never been "back to the future".

In this little room, it'd be safe to say that everywhere your eyes land, you'd see an indication of time - three calendars and one clock.  And yet, history seems to refuse to leave.  I mean, if Mao Zedong (毛泽东) is still around, he'd been 121-years old.

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Senior-Citizen-Falling-Asleep-in-a-room-Full-of-Jutaposition-of-History-and-the-Present-Xingping-China-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

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What is Life without Curiosity - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

You know I love doors.  I am also full of curiosity.  This image was made in a small port town (浪石) while rafting (it's more like floating :-)) in Li River (漓江) near Guilin (桂林), China.

I'd attribute to everything I've achieved thus far to un-quenched curiosity.  But, how much of it do you need to peek into someone's door though? :p

Curiosity killed the cat?  Nah...!  Boredom would've killed it sooner. :-)

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I Love Snooping Around in the Ancient Town of Huangyao, Guilin - Los Angeles Fine Art Photographer

You know how much I value the original flavors of a place when I travel, especially if it's an ancient town like Huangyao (黄姚), Guilin in China.  Add in the quietness and the rain in the morning; oh man, I'm absolutely in heaven. I consider it a success when I'm able to make this image, when the actions are real and, AND (emphasis added), it was not ruined by my "assistente" (if you want to see what I mean by ruining my image of the original flavor, see this post about another ancient town Xitang (西塘), China :-)). Do you like what I've done to bring back to you guys/gals?

Snooping-Around-in-the-Morning-in-Huangyao-Guilin-China----©Jean-Huang-Photography
Snooping-Around-in-the-Morning-in-Huangyao-Guilin-China----©Jean-Huang-Photography

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