China - September 2006

Yangtze River & Fengdu

Photos by Walt & Gloria Fogler-Mancini


The Yangtze River cruise went down a 126 mile stretch of the 4000 mile river from Chongqing to the Three Gorges Dam.  The river has risen quite a bit and all the towns that were there have been moved and rebuilt at the river’s future level.  The area is undergoing rapid change as Chongqing is heavily industrialized with a population of over 31 million. 

Our first day, we toured the temples and shrines of the City of Ghosts, Fengdu, on Ming Shan mountain.  It is dedicated to the “spirit world’ and offers visions of the afterlife. 

The part of the river we saw was rural and mountainous and overcast.  A guide joked that if one ever sees a picture of the Yangtze with blue skies, it had to have been photoshopped.  We took a side trip up one of its tributaries and got a closer view of Chinese life.

The photographs were taken with Leica digital cameras, the D-LUX 2 and R9 with a digital back.  If  you have questions or are interested in prints or copies of these or other images from China, please e-mail us at                                                                                         wgfm 

September 12, 2007

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