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Monday, 12 July 2010

China: On the island of Gulangyu, where cars and even bicycles are forbidden, there is only one way to get deliveries to your home!


3 comments:

Mike said...

Looks like this place needs lot of financial support. I hope people dont sleep with empty stomach in the night. This place is silently shouting "HELP US, HELP US"

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Butterfly said...

I agree with Mike, they seems such unhappy people and make me feel guilty about my frivol wishes like a new dress or new shoes...:(

Gringo said...

Hi Butterfly/Mike - Thanks for your comments - This photo is deceptive, I took it about 16 years ago. Because all forms of transport on the island are banned, the men you see here are actually very enterprising hard working guys who make a decent living by deliving EVERYTHING that arrives on the island to the homes of the inhabitants.....i.e. fridges, cookers, furniture etc. I believe nowadays the island is much more prosperous, and of course, famous.