Shaken but not broken, Chinese people living on the ruins, reluctant to leave their homes in Beijing Hutong, China

Photo of the month: August 2008

Shaken but not broken, Chinese people living on the ruins, reluctant to leave their homes in Beijing Hutong, China

Shaken but not broken
I took this photograph in July 2006, two years before Olympic Games in Beijing. To make more room for high-tech buildings, modern hotels and department stores, great parts of the once beautiful hutongs - alleys – in the city centre were being leveled and the people sent off to blocks of flats on the city suburb. Despite this tragedy, several people stayed in the ruins - and their smiles did not vanish.
Technical details: Nikon D200, Nikkor 12-24/4, Nikon SB-800.
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Photography comments:

16.08.2008 (18:05) icon J.D.:

Good timing for this POTM - lots of personal tragedy is connected with these olympics :o(

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