|TICKETS, PLEASE--A controller stands next to the train on its way from Guangzhou/Shenzhen to Xinjiang. Her job is to check tickets and keep the car clean. National Geographic/Matthieu Paley|
FAMILY’S TRIP VIA TRAIN THROUGH THE HEART OF CHINA.
One of the many websites I have book marked is National Geographic’s weekly collection of photo essays called Sunday Stills. The diversity of this series is stimulating and inspiring. Of course, travel images been a hallmark of the National Geographic. This week they outdid themselves.
In case you missed the following post, here’s a link (below) to a small sample of the images a NG photographer took as he and his small family took a 3,000 mile journey through the heart of China.
Reporter Melody Rowell did a fine job weaving a fascinating story around stunning photography by Matthieu Paley.
|Matthieu Paley of the National Geographic|
|DAY ONE--The first day, it rained over rice fields between Chenzhou and Hengyang, still in the eastern part of China. Rain becomes more scarce as the train approaches the Taklimakan Desert in the west. National Geographic/Matthieu Paley|
IN THE DESERT--An unnoticed (until it was too late) broken window allowed a sudden arriving dust storm to silt the interior of the train.