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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Here, for You, is the great Yangtze River, and a twig


Y is for You because without You, I have no reason to post my photos to a meme.

Sampans on the Yangtze still have many uses. I don't think anyone lives aboard this one, however.
Barges on China's Yangtze River carry everything imaginable.

Our ship passed other cruise ships on the Yangtze.

There is always something to see when cruising in China. This was overlooking the river in July, 2008.

And, at home in Alberta, 2010, this twig in our yard forms the letter Y.

Posted for the fun photo meme ABC Wednesday.
To see how others around the world have used the letter Y, please click


47 comments:

RuneE said...

First: With a bit of lateral thinking one can post almost any photo on ABC :-)
Second An amazing series - I envy you!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific choices for the Y Day, Kay! Love your shots from China! I haven't been there, but have so enjoyed the cruises that I have taken and this does look like a great one. Hope your week is off to good start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Jedediah said...

Fascinating photos of an exotic place (well, for me), thanks for sharing :)

helenmac said...

Kay, thank you for a wonderful Yangtse River tour. Only you can get me there!
Happy new year of traveling!
HelenMac, ABC team

photowannabe said...

Love your photos of a very exotic place and your twiggy Y.
Perfect choices for the letter Y.

Jingle said...

lovely reminder of such a famous river.
loved the shots.
well done.

Francisca said...

I've often seen the Yangtze, but I've never done the river cruise. And your Y twig is so cute!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. Looks like an amazing trip to take.

Cezar and Léia said...

It must have been quite an exciting boat cruise!
God bless you!
Cezar

Roger Owen Green said...

Glad YOU are here to post these gems!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Friko said...

Lucky YOU to have seen and experienced these sights and can now show them to the stay-behinds.

Tumblewords: said...

What an amazing cruise that must have been - your photos are superb and the twig has to be the neatest!

Leslie: said...

The colour reminds me of our Fraser River - silty brown! What an amazing sight that must have been to see that "sort-of" statue gazing down at you as you cruised by! I'm sure it was a marvelous trip! :D

Hildred and Charles said...

Oh, that is a very clever choice, and thank You for the marvelous pictures. I am glad you are a traveler and share so nicely.

richies said...

My daughters in-laws went to China to see the river before it was dammed. The really enjoyed the trip

An Arkies Musings

Mr Puddy said...

WoW !!! Kay, the buddha's face on the mountain look amazing !!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Absolutely fascinating. I have never been to China. I am glad I could go there tonight through your lens : )

Cildemer said...

A great post for Yday!
Loved travelling with you on the Yangtze! Loved your Y shaped twig too!
Thanks for sharing, Kay;o)

***
Have a marvellous Yday****

Leslie said...

The Yangtze River always reminds me of the children's book, "The Story of Ping," about a little duckling who lives on a boat on the Yangtze. It was one of my daughter's favorites when she was a child.

VioletSky said...

The appearance of th buddha was a bit of a surprise - as it no doubt was seeing it for real!

Vernz said...

although we're neighbors I have not been there either ... wow, looks like the river is alive with industrialization, but dead by nature.... lol... dropping by Kay..

Kay said...

Wonderful photos! OK... you've convinced us! We will go to China one of these days for sure!

Beverley Baird said...

What wonderful photos of the river and of China!
Love your finding a natural Y - the twig is great!
Hope you had a great New Year's!

Martha Z said...

You sure to get around. With a couple of exceptions our travel has been limited to North America.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Ohh! The Yangtze! I did my senior thesis on the Three Gorges Dam and it's impacts on the environment (sad). Always wanted to go before it was completed..darn!

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Johnny (note to Leslie) - the brown in the water is dirt, literally - land which has been covered as the river was rising. It was sad to see signs showing how high the water would eventually reach. It is all long done by now.
The dam is immense, and the going through the locks would have been interesting if we hadn't gone through at night. Like the Panama Canal on a grand scale. Very impressive but, as I said, sad.
-- K

Jama said...

Lovely photos of the river!

magiceye said...

beautiful takes on the theme!

Paula Scott said...

What a great example of art and architecture integrated into the environment!

Autumn Belle said...

This place is very beautiful. It must be an enjoyable experience cruising down the Yangtze River.

Ann said...

you make me wish I too had visited China. After all, it is the land of my ancestors.

Gattina said...

Amazing pictures ! It must have been a very interesting cruise !

Mara said...

I love the things you see on a river, they are usually so different than what you see from a road. Besides that, it's usually quite a bit quieter!

Anvilcloud said...

I know this trip was in 2008, but it also seems like every second person I know went to China last year.

Cheryl said...

That sculpture rocks! (No pun intended, snort.)

I see I've managed to get your natural eye wandering. Sweet branch.

Cezar and Léia said...

That's the reason I love "blogworld", I'm always learning good and interesting things with my friends.Thanks so much for sharing!
Wonderful post dear Kay!
Léia

Y. Ikeda said...

Probably your "Y" is the biggest on earth. White sculpture/building in the fourth photo is excellent!

Nanka said...

That was so interesting and reminded me of my sailing days...down straits of bosporus. I had clicked similarly the shoreline from the ship. Loved it!!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Wow. What a different world depicted in this series. I like the buddha-like structure.

Phil said...

You certainly get around a bit Kay, if you will excuse the phrase. But I think they do live on that first houseboat and I note they have modern conveniences like life jackets on. I'll sure look in your blog again maybe for shots from Galapagos, a place I would love to visit.

Joy said...

What a wonderful experience and a unique Y. The statue is intriguing looks like it is a viewing place, quite surreal seeing it in isolation.

Maple Leaf Mommy said...

I love that last photo from China! It brought a big smile to my face. What a cleaver and cute piece of architecture.

Carola said...

This must be a lovely way to see a lot of country.
Carola

jabblog said...

Fabulous post, Kay :-) You do travel to some fascinating locations.

LisaF said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful trip! Thanks for taking us along with you.

Rinkly Rimes said...

A great idea for 'Y' but the home-body in me gravitates towards the twig!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

La statua del Budda è meravigliosa !!!!!