Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Friendly Family in Zigong, Sichuan Province

A restaurant was of course not the only place I met some friendly people in Zigong, Sichuan province. For example, after enjoying the view from the top of a hill...

view of older homes and newer apartment buildings in Zigong, Sichuan Province

... I took a long walk which included some narrow paths...

a paved path

... and more examples of contrasting architectural styles.
roof of building with traditional Chinese architecture and more modern apartment buildings in the background

The most memorable moment of the walk was not these scenes, though, but instead meeting a family from one of the many homes I passed.

family of four standing outside their home

We chatted for a bit and the girls were excited to pose for their own photograph.

two Chinese girls posing for a photograph

It is another experience that feels far away from much of the current news about China. Immense challenges exist there, no doubt, but so do little girls with smiles.

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