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Open the door!

This week, the Daily Post Photo Challenge is all about doors…

One of the unplanned stops on our roadtrip, was to a remote village, because the name intrigued us – Radish Village.

We did expect to see lots of radishes –  which we didn’t; but were surprised to discover that this remote village is now a tourist attraction, and you’ll soon see why.

When we arrived at the top of a very long and steep mountain road, we saw a very newly built, touristy parking area, with stalls and a ticket booth.  We had arrived at Radish Village in Sichuan province, situated 2000km above sea level. After the 2008 earthquake, many homes were destroyed. The village is now  completely rebuilt, with modern homes and is a tourist destination, rather than just an ordinary farming village.

The photos I took all tell a story.

All that remains of a home
All that remains of a home
Although this wooden house is still standing, it is no longer inhabited.
Although this wooden house is still standing, it is no longer inhabited.
Nothing behind this door
Nothing behind this door
A door with a beautiful view. Sadly, the home was completely destroyed.
A door with a beautiful view. Sadly, the home was completely destroyed.
From inside a house that no longer stands. All that remains is this door
Taken from inside a house that no longer stands. All that remains is this door
One of the few homes not badly affected by the earthquake.
One of the few homes not badly affected by the earthquake. The owners still live here, and it was re-enforced.
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2 thoughts on “Open the door!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Terri. Yes, we are taught to stand in a doorway, or under a table, and it’s amazing how from these ancient structures, that is all that remained.

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