Wushan: Living by the Yangtze

Wushan. A brand new cityscape - since 1997.

Wushan. A brand new cityscape – since 1997.

The port of departure for our tour of the Three Little Gorges was Wushan.   If  you look online for images of Wushan, you will see some amazing ‘before’ photos, before the Three Gorges Dam raised the water level and required the removal of hundreds of buildings.

City by the River-3269

High rise accommodation on steep hills.

High rise accommodation on steep hills.

Tours up the Three Little Gorges are an important economic feature of Wushan.

Tours up the Three Little Gorges are an important economic feature of Wushan.

As we docked, returning from our tour of the three little gorges, we were greeted with a huge sign and very dirty water.

Another delightful Chinese sign.

Another delightful Chinese sign.

The Yangtze River at Wushan  polluted by plastic and much more.

The Yangtze River at Wushan polluted by plastic and much more.

I only took one or two photos of other towns on the river, both from further downstream.

Just above Yichang.

Just above Yichang.

Somewhere on the Yangtze between the dam and Wushan.

Somewhere on the Yangtze between the dam and Wushan.

Next post: Community Theatre.

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