Street scenes from Shangri-La

On the street in Shangri-La - © Christopher Martin-5942

When I was in Shangri-La in China a couple of weeks ago, I spent a fair bit of time before and after the award ceremony and activities walking around the city’s old town area.  I enjoyed photographing the street scenes I came across.

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Motion blur on the street in Shangri-La - © Christopher Martin-6068

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On the street in Shangri-La - © Christopher Martin-6876

I loved the three wheeled vehicles that thread through traffic carrying fruit, people, propane and almost anything else.

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On the street in Shangri-La - © Christopher Martin-5930

On the street in Shangri-La - © Christopher Martin-5936

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Above and below are from my first morning in China, before heading up to Shangri-La.  I stayed in a small town called Ka Fa Chu perched on the side of a steep valley above the Yangtze River.  I woke up and walked around the town visiting a small temple and ending along a busy street where the traffic heading up to Shangri-La passed close by.  These gentlemen were focused on this game which was not familiar to me but appeared to be equal parts chance and skill.

On the street in China - © Christopher Martin-5859

5 responses

  1. Seems to be a busy place and colourful. Love that shot of the man in the hat. You have captured the essence of this city and its inhabitants.

    September 29, 2015 at 9:31 pm

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  3. The game is a chinese version of your chess in England

    September 29, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    • Great – thank you! So more skill than luck by far.

      September 29, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      • I am bad at Chinese version, and complete unbeknownst of the Eng version…:)

        September 29, 2015 at 10:03 pm

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