Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Freeways, Expressways, Highways

I do not have very many freeway, expressway or highway captures in my archives. I spend most of my time with macro or at historical locations. However, we once traveled the highway between Ürumqi and Changji in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of northwestern China. On that day in April, 2003, we visited Lain’s orphanage on her adoption trip. At the time I used a Pentax K-1000 and had ISO 400 Kodacolor film installed. What struck me while capturing these images was the absence of anything but rocky, sandy soil. When one thinks of China, usually the thought includes masses of people everywhere. The distance between the two cities was about thirty miles and all we saw, other than the gritty ground, was a few shacks and a few shepherds tending their goats. I am still not sure whatever the goats ate or drank. But there they were. Maybe this is a bit of a stretch for a ‘fun foto’ challenge, but I always found the sites in China interesting to consider and to contrast with the cities in China and with the U.S.

These scans are grainy, but they faithfully represent what we saw from our bus along the highway.

More freeways, expressways and highways can be seen at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Freeways, Expressways, Highways!


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