This little old Chinese man stared as I took this picture. Perhaps he didn’t understand the appeal of taking a picture of such a place. After I was done, I walked behind him for a few metres, as we were both going in the same direction. He turned back to look at me, maybe thinking I was stalking him or horrors, taking a picture of him. He was going too slowly. I overtook him and carried on my way.


8 responses

  1. This is a great photo! So many plains! So many dimensions!

    March 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm

  2. Thanks! I do like it too!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:10 am

  3. Not a very original comment, but I agree with the planes thing too! I also like your story of the little old man.

    March 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

  4. That’s okay. I appreciate your unoriginal comment!

    I like how years later, I still sometimes remember the context around which a photograph is taken.

    March 17, 2012 at 12:36 am

  5. Oh, in reference to my previous comment — this picture wasn’t taken years ago. It was just last week. My comment was in reference to the contexts surrounding pictures in general.

    March 17, 2012 at 3:52 am

  6. Indeed. I feel that those stories make the most [seemingly] boring photographs the most memorable.

    March 17, 2012 at 5:35 am

  7. I figured as much! That’s something I really want to do on Old Trivia – to share photos and the story behind them…

    March 17, 2012 at 5:36 am

  8. I always like reading the story behind images, the same way I like reading an artist statement before actually seeing the images. It always makes it that much more significant. Not just, “oh look, a picture of a plant. Boring!”

    March 18, 2012 at 2:12 am

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