Monday, December 31, 2007

the sky - when thinking (dreaming) of home

View looking east across the rooftops of the "Hutong" (Traditional Chinese alley dwellings) over the Hanjiang and into Chaozhou.

These buildings may look 'romantic' to the casual observer but infact it is a "slum" in the true sense of the word, power cuts (if a "house" is connected to the power grid), little or no services including garbage collection, sewage on the streets, no running water (most of these house still use small wells - if a 'house' has water it is un drinkable) the list goes on -
A romantic view yes, but with no or little care by the government for "its people" (Peoples Government?)

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