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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 405 W: 61 N: 331] (3175)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-10
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-06-25 12:32
Viewed: 1292
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lugu Lake is reached by truck or bus. The road with its five steep mountain passes is surfaced with big stones that make it impossible to negotiate by ordinary motorcar. It was a rainy day with low visibility. The minority Mosuo people lead a very isolated existence and the usual concept of marriage is unknown to them. A Mosuo woman will invite a man to her home and, if he accepts, he will arrive after dark and leave before dawn. The purpose is pleasure and she can invite more than one man. Often this develops into a firm relationship which may last for life even though they do not live together.

The two "couples" of trees in the photograph are called "The lover trees" by them and the area is only visited for the purpose of tilling the land. Hence the choice of "Solitude" as the theme.

PS 28-06-2016: I forgot to mention that this photograph was taken on my birthday. I did not tell anyone, not even my guide who must have been the only one of those whom we engaged with, being capable of the most rudimentary English. That evening we attended a very pleasant social event but still I did not mention that it was my birthday. A bottle of cherry liqueur happened to do the rounds and I enjoyed my time of solitary celebration.

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To Jonathan: Pristine Lugu Lakecorjan3 1 06-28 14:44
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By the stunning view like this no way "solitude"
as you mention it, the lights, may be is less but it give a secret-charm to the place and image... what a great poster well done again

Hi Neels,
What a fantastic and solitary moment you had the prevelidge off experiencing and a fantastic presentation for this weeks theme. Interesting note , I would like to relocate there for a few years.

The cloudy day adds to the feeling of isolation and solitude. Beautiful setting.

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