Monday, 26 May 2008

Some photos from Wuzhen

Residents doing their washing in the canal as the tourists roam around.

Alleyways between the old buildings.

Inside an ancient store

The pole boat.

A boatman

Peaceful water view near the entrance to the scenic spot.

Here are a few photos taken at Wuzhen. "Wu" means "black" and you will note that all roof tiles are black.

Older people still live in the village, and we were told that very few young people live here as it is such an old town. The people left their doors open so we could see inside. They were quite dark and gloomy interiors, but most had a television in them. Many of the floors were cement, although quite a few were modernised with tiles.

The people seem to be comfortable with the crowds visiting their village.

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