Photographer's Note

I was here inspired by Gert's yesterday picture. Here we have men repairing something on the bridge in Fenghuang. Their job looks more difficult and even dangerous.
Fenghuang has a few beautiful bridges. I am always fascinated by the Asian bamboo scaffoldings.

I hope that Gert will like it :)

Fenghuang' is Chinese for 'Phoenix', the mythical bird of good omen and longevity that is consumed by fire to be re-born again from the flames. Phoenix Ancient Town is so called as legend has it that two of these fabulous birds flew over it and found the town so beautiful that they hovered there, reluctant to leave. Phoenix Ancient Town is a wonderful example of what villages were like prior to the onset of modernization. Here dozens of alleys paved with flagstones run between the houses, each showing wear caused by the feet of generations of local people who have used them when going about their daily business. For the visitor, these alleys are the way to see the typical high gabled wooden houses built on stilts along the banks of the Tuo Jiang River at close quarter. In many ways, life has not changed here for centuries and this is typified by the tough, hard working yet simple-hearted people.

In Workshop .

wider view of the bridge.

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