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"You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it." 
~Author Unknown

I was exploring the nooks and crannies of this ancient city of Pingyao (Shanxi Province, China) and stumbled across an intimate moment...

At times I could not lift my camera to my eye. I did my best..., not to violate their trust and space. 

 This ancient Chinese traditional funeral was a moment I stumbled upon and will never forget...

Life is so precious, as are all of it's moments right down to 'past' the end of it...
This series is dedicated to the people of Pingyao in my attempt to tribute/thank them for being such wonderful hosts

and sharing their lives with me and the rest of the world.

I hope we respect the space they tread on as if they were taking off their shoes when entering a person's home...

 

 

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