The farm woman of the side of the door 门边的农妇

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Comments (14)

Paul Strasser on July 27, 2008

What a fascinating photo and subject. She is giving you an inquisitive look and probably has a whole story to tell. Well done. Regards, Paul

逃离城市 on July 27, 2008

Paul, This picture I also compare like, because likes this house the color. This is very small village, very remote, very poor. Here people very are truly curious to us, their peaceful life makes noise in this far away in small mountain village, unenlightened life. I did not know what she is thinking? I like here scenery, but felt spiritually cannot approach them.

Very happy we have the common understanding to the picture.

laughingmackerel on July 27, 2008

fine capture 逃离城市


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 27, 2008

Thankyou for giving us this insight on the more remote and isolated regions of China.

It is a sad reflection on the modern world when poor people such as this lady are excluded from the wealth of 21st century. We must count our blessings.

Best wishes.


逃离城市 on July 28, 2008

Laughingmackerl,Thanks your attention. This picture looked probably is prepares to , actually is not. When passed by this small village, our vehicle just had a small problem, lets me have the time to enter this village. First was this yellow old house has attracted me, immediately saw the peasant woman who this depended on nearby the gate. She resembled this appearance to stand has been long. Her expression and the posture and this scene tally very much, I compare like this picture.

Remembered when I leave, she still such station nearby gate, still such expression, • • • •


逃离城市 on July 28, 2008

Jim, In words pays attention which from you, I saw you good tolerant heart. Thanks you. You said to, the such poor person, also very are now many on this Earth. China's farmers are very laborious, also is very good. Their generation life on this land, does not have the complaint. Their living condition is changing slowly, in transforms to the good aspect. Actually I each time saw such scene, in the heart also is some helplesses. I always like this comfort oneself, they can breathe in here to the fresh air, can eat the Non-pollution vegetables, can all day see the beautiful scenery. These all are the people who we live in the city lacks. Like this had thought, I can balance some. How otherwise also can?

The sincere regards from flees the city

逃离城市 on July 28, 2008

Paul, laughingmackerel, Jim, Three friends, thank you to this picture annotation. I want to ask an interesting question to you. You saw this gate the place above has been hanging a small mirror? Can do this in Chinese countryside many families. (“Stone house” also can see in mine another picture same situation) you knew why this is?

Please guesss, the answer will next time announce. ;) 逃离城市

Paul Strasser on July 28, 2008

A Quiz, how nice! You mean the little round mirror above the door frame? I think I may know the answer: No doubt it has to do with Feng Shui, and it is probably there to ward off evil spirits, a reverse reflection so to speak. laughingmackerel and AXOTA will have to give their guess.

Very interesting Flees the city. Thanks! Paul

laughingmackerel on July 29, 2008

I don't need to guess because i think Paul has it right ....?

and sometimes you my see this to the knowing eye in England :)

逃离城市 on July 30, 2008

After originally wants to wait for AXOTA the reply to announce the answer, estimated he contacts the human are many, has not seen my reply.

Paulo, laughingmackere, you all said was right.

Paulo, you too have been intelligent, was correct immediately on the reply. (My question too was perhaps simple. :) Probably has not been anxious:)) Yes, indeed is in order to reflect them to think can enter to the house in the perverse trend. But cannot in opposite have other family place to make this matter, because opposite can think the perverse trend can reflect to in his family, will be able to have the dispute. Moreover nearby gate two also can hang the branches and leaves which some belts puncture, it is said also drives away the demon.

Thanks you to take to me to be joyful.

The sincerity prays for heavenly blessing you. 逃离城市

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 31, 2008

Oh dear Flees the City, my apologies to you for missing your little quiz.

Reading the previous comments, I think that Paul Strasser gave a big clue for the reason of the mirror. I would have agreed with him.

It is the tradition of many countries to place an object near the entrance door, to ward off evil spirits.

The sign of the Cross---Cloves of Garlic, and Gargoyles of every description. To name but a few of the objects that I have seen.

Best wishes to you all.


逃离城市 on July 31, 2008

Jim,Saw your kind reply is very happy.You very are always friendly and careful.The friend mutual exchange, lets me benefit greatly. Thanks.

Expressing best wishes.Flees the city

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