Hard graft, a clean sweep

Clean sweep, hard graft.jpgIn the first ever photowalks in Guangzhou, I came upon a young boy and his mother. Perfect subjects for street photography I thought. It was 5 or so minutes before I moved on, but enough to surmise a story of the pair. I’m not sure that the mother owned the store where they were sweeping up leaves in front of, but it was certainly a case of monkey see, monkey do. By all means the mother (and I guess the father as well) are hard working Guangzhou-ites more keen on money than the time to spend it. Work-life balance anyone?

 

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Flashy, but undeveloped

Light dalek.jpgOne of my first reactions to this was, wow! It certainly is an unusual piece of infrastructure to see, and probably the most mobile. Where it was placed, it was

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‘controlling’ a straight stretch of road, albeit a busy one. It looked like one of the first¬†efforts to recreate a dalek, only this one wasn’t successful. No dalek ‘bumps’.

 

Pausing for thought, lost in the intringue

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Though austere, given that she was only copying down Chinese characters, her study conditions were adequate for what she was doing. This was on the first time I’d seen her, in my repeated visits (for my evening meal), she would be always at it. Possibly her mother owned the shop she sat outside. Along with her study brother seen in the previous post, these sons and daughters of working mums and dads, were hard at it.¬† Good on them I say.

On another topic, the people of Guangzhou take to being photographed well, and with a certain amount of dignity.

The study is intense

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