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Generations - Baisha Village, Lijiang, China
Submitted: Sep 30, '08
Great Travel Moment
I was wandering alone on a drizzly day in Baisha, a tiny village outside of Lijiang, China, when I came across a grandfather lovingly carrying is granddaughter on his back. I knew just enough Chinese to tell him that the child was "pyaoliang" (beautiful), and he asked me to take a photo of them and send it to one of the few people in the village who had a computer. This photo is special to me because it reminds me of what I love about Chinese culture - the emphasis on the closeness of family and the way generations are inextricably tied to each other.