Paying respects

February 15, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Tourism has taken off massively here on Kinmen, there are bus loads of Chinese tourists visiting the island. The Kinmen authorities have made a big effort to convert the hundreds of military instillations in to museums, parks and information centres, since the island has been cleared of land mines, there are now lots of places to visit that were previously out of bounds.

Today I joined the tourists and visited a Howitzer station, set in to the mountains are miles of tunnels and huge gun placements. I stood with a Chinese family looking at one placement and using the binoculars to look across the straits to China. There was an old woman in a wheelchair with them, must have been a grandmother, she was crying as she say looking at the big gun, it was quite a poignant moment, there was such a huge loss of life on both sides during the conflict. The family asked me to take a photograph of them which I was happy to do. I took a couple of extra shots, I like this one.

 

 


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February March April May June July August September October November (20) December (12)
January (3) February (1) March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March (1) April (2) May June July (1) August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December