This post is a selection of ‘rural’ shots taken during our cruise upriver from the Three Gorges Dam to Chongqing.
Fishing weirs (above shot and below) had a wheel which reminded me of a spinning wheel:
Hillsides were steep and some were terraced for farming, though this was not a common sight. Agricultural land now flooded would have been much more productive and easy to work. Do these retaining walls really work? Only time will tell; there have already been major landslides in the three gorges.
Coal was delivered and stored at waterside and hauled up steep hills and over mountains. It would have been a lot easier before the dam.
Temples or shrines were also seen.
And construction work took place on steep slopes.
Next post: Gorgeous gorges