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Miao, Wujia Village Style, Rongjiang & Congjiang Counties, Guizhou, China

Miao, Wujia Village Style, Rongjiang & Congjiang Counties, Guizhou, China

P&O ship SS Arcadia docked in Vancouver in 1974.jpg

P&O ship SS Arcadia docked in Vancouver in 1974.jpg

Guizhou festival tour, Miao festivals, Huanggoushu waterfalls

Guizhou festival tour, Miao festivals, Huanggoushu waterfalls

dong minority jacket

dong minority jacket

Dong minority jacket with calendered cloth and embroidered designs

Dong minority jacket with calendered cloth and embroidered designs

Photo of Franz Lenz on his ill-fated round-the-world cycle trip “God help the unfortunate cycler who crosses China…"  After close to eight months of biking across China from Shanghai to the Burmese border in 1892/3 (during which time he was stoned, beaten, robbed, and forced to walk most of the way since the roads weren’t bike-ready), Frank Lenz summed up his trip in a letter home: "God help the unfortunate cycler or traveller who crosses China. I could never do ...

Photo of Franz Lenz on his ill-fated round-the-world cycle trip “God help the unfortunate cycler who crosses China…" After close to eight months of biking across China from Shanghai to the Burmese border in 1892/3 (during which time he was stoned, beaten, robbed, and forced to walk most of the way since the roads weren’t bike-ready), Frank Lenz summed up his trip in a letter home: "God help the unfortunate cycler or traveller who crosses China. I could never do ...

Photo of cyclists in Chengdu circa 1988 by ZedZAP The free marketeers who built the Bicycle Kingdom The great “Bicycle Boom” of the 1890s, when Euorpeans and Americans of all ages, classes, and genders took to the roads in the millions on their “safety” bikes, was quickly followed by a bust. By the close of the 19th century, a variety of factors (overproduction and the rise of the automobile among them), had brought the American bicycle industry to its knees, and dema...

Photo of cyclists in Chengdu circa 1988 by ZedZAP The free marketeers who built the Bicycle Kingdom The great “Bicycle Boom” of the 1890s, when Euorpeans and Americans of all ages, classes, and genders took to the roads in the millions on their “safety” bikes, was quickly followed by a bust. By the close of the 19th century, a variety of factors (overproduction and the rise of the automobile among them), had brought the American bicycle industry to its knees, and dema...