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The Yellow River Surging Northward Rumblingly
February 26, 2013 7:21 PM   Subscribe

Zhang Kechun's photo series "The Yellow River" contains 40 photos of China's second longest river, ranging from cinematic to surreal, plus a lyrical introduction to the series. [via BoringPostcards at MetaChat]
posted by filthy light thief (8 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
This photo is unbelievable!
posted by dhruva at 7:49 PM on February 26, 2013


These are wonderful, thanks for posting them.
posted by carter at 7:58 PM on February 26, 2013


THOSE ARE AMAZING! I want to know more about almost every image. Thank you for posting.
Do you think those guys are living in that rusty tube?
posted by antiquated at 8:54 PM on February 26, 2013


Cool.

(The previous/next links are above the upper-left part of the picture, if you have as much trouble finding them as I did.)
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:07 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


I found it humorous that there is a large geological feature called simply "The Loess Plateau." Loess.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:40 PM on February 26, 2013


The Chinese name for Loess Plateau is apparently 黄土高原, which means "Yellow Earth Plateau" or highlands (the Yellow River is 黄河 in simplified script).

There's also Yellow Sand which coats much of northeast Asia, including northeastern China, the Korean Peninsula, and the Japanese archipelago starting next month, with the start of strong springtime westerlies from central China.

It's quite a problem this year already, worse than ever before.

Eutrophication from sewage and fertilizer-laden Yellow River flows is also affecting the Sea of Japan.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:48 PM on February 26, 2013


Utterly spellbinding set of pictures, thanks for sharing. Fascinating stuff; this is, indeed, the cradle of one of the world's great civilizations. There's this spiritual timelessness about living next to a river, isn't it; as the poem in the beginning hints at, it may seem mundane, but you have to embrace the river in all its magnificent qualities and imperfections.
posted by the cydonian at 12:55 AM on February 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I found it humorous that there is a large geological feature called simply "The Loess Plateau."

When the Communists ended their long march, they ended up around the Loess Hills of Yan'an.

Interesting photos.
posted by Atreides at 7:29 AM on February 27, 2013


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