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Slices of Life Along China’s Li River

Slides of Life Along the Li River near Guilin, China, a photo essay by Jerry Kalman
Slides of Life Along the Li River near Guilin, China, a photo essay by Jerry Kalman
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Rush hour on the Li River as riverboats depart with visitors traveling along the river
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Riverboats are massed along the quay as visitors board for their trip on the Li River
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The Li River flows through the Li River Scenic Area, a beautiful stretch of river, gorges and beach=side scenes
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Massive formations thrust themselves up from the river valley along the Li River
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Most trips along the Li River depart from docks near Guilin in southeastern China
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Scenic trips take anywhere from a couple of hours to day-long trips for those on the larger riverboats
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Along the way on the Li River, many boats stop for scenic visits to local landmarks
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Some tie-ups along the Li River are crowded, as one might expect
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Other spots are less frequented by travelers along the Li River
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Some visits are brief and others are places where tourists are picked up after shorter trips on the Li River
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Picturesque villages are plentiful along the Li River
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River commerce thrives along the Li River as some merchants board riverboats to sell their wares
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Traffic flows both ways along the Li River
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Some boats seem rarely used on the Li River
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Others are lived aboard by villagers along the Li River
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Most, however, are engaged in river commerce along the Li River
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River trippers along the Li River also use smaller boats for a more intimate experience with the river and its surroundings
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Fishing is ever-present along the Li River
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Some fishermen along the Li River use cormorants to pull fish out of the water
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Others fish along the Li River in the traditional way with hook and line
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Some boats pull off near family farms along the Li River
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This fisherman appears finished after a an early stint on the Li River
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There are many places to tie off a boat along the Li River
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It might be a residence on the Li River
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Hikers along the banks of the Li River often greet river trippers
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Other hikers ignore the river boats on the Li River
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Livestock graze along the Li River
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Cattle seem to give each other room to roam along the banks of the Li River
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Around every bend in the Li River through the scenic area the eys land on beautiful vistas

 

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North San Diego County

Jerry Kalman, photographer, from Fallbrook, California
Jerry Kalman, photographer, from Fallbrook, California
August 1 sunset with lingering clouds after a rainy afternoon.
August 1 sunset with lingering clouds after a rainy afternoon.

Sayonara Supermoon aas it "leaves" Fallbrook the morning of Nov 14
Sayonara Supermoon as it “leaves” Fallbrook the morning of Nov 14
Breceda dragon and solar eclipse 2017 in Borrego Springs, CA
Breceda dragon and solar eclipse 2017 in Borrego Springs, CA
March 7 Fallbrook sunset before it fades from memory
March 7 Fallbrook sunset before it fades from memory
Sunset in Fallbrook July 7
Sunset in Fallbrook July 7
Island Hopper. An egret sits on a manmade island in the North Pond at Los Jilgueros Preserve, a key part of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy in Fallbrook
Island Hopper. An egret sits on a manmade island in the North Pond at Los Jilgueros Preserve, a key part of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy in Fallbrook
On a bright sunny day, Los Jilgueros Preserve in Fallbrook is a visual delight with flowers blooming, ducks swimming and the pond finally at a normal level.
On a bright sunny day, Los Jilgueros Preserve in Fallbrook is a visual delight with flowers blooming, ducks swimming and the pond finally at a normal level.

Fourth of July 2015 in Fallbrook, Calif., in the skies above Grand Tradition
Fourth of July 2015 in Fallbrook, Calif., in the skies above Grand Tradition

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In this section of my website, I show various views of the wonderful scenery and communities in the San Diego area.  The images here are ever changing, just as the surrounding area evolves.

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Scores of succulents are on display at a nursery in Bonsall, CA called Waterwise, which specializes in succulents, cactus, etc.
Scores of succulents are on display at a nursery in Bonsall, CA called Waterwise, which specializes in succulents, cactus, etc.
"Fallbrook Eden," a whimsical look at the iconic avocado, a photo on display during Fallbrook's annual Avocado Festival. The photo is on display at Brandon Gallery
“Fallbrook Eden,” a whimsical look at the iconic avocado, a photo on display during Fallbrook’s annual Avocado Festival. The photo is on display at Brandon Gallery
After a March storm, a rainbow graces the rural landscape of Fallbrook, Calif., and its numerous avocado groves
After a March storm, a rainbow graces the rural landscape of Fallbrook, Calif., and its numerous avocado groves
Duet at Grand Tradition during the 2016 Jazz and Wine Festival
See at the Grand Tradition during the 2016 Jazz and Wine Festival

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