Agriculture in the Gorge

Agriculture in the Gorge
Originally uploaded by paulbrockmann.

Americans often think human intervention makes natural areas less
magnificent and beautiful. Here in China, I’ve found it often makes them
more beautiful and magnificent. It seems quite possible people have been
growing rice on terraces in this gorge since…well, since my ancestors might have been living in caves, for all I know. And the terraced fields built up and maintained over generations add a poignancy to the beauty of the natural setting, in my mind. In any case, enjoy these next several shots of farming life in the gorge.

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