Bamboo Grove

A Bamboo Grove on the Bank of North River, Guangdong, 1870. This photograph was taken during Thomson’s trip on the North River, a branch of the Pearl River. He was completely struck by what he saw: ‘The cultivation hereabouts was of a kind I had never seen before; in the foreground were a multitude of fields, banked off for the purposes of irrigation, but already shorn of their crop. Here and there were mounds covered with temples and trees, and beyond, reaching to the base of the distant mountains, were groves of green bamboo, rocking their plumage to and fro in the wind, like the waves of an emerald sea.’ Photo: John Thomson

April 23, 2018 1:22 PM (UTC+8)