Velvet moments: travel photo – floating down the Yangtze River

The Velvet Moments travel photo series is a collection of photographic moments that define a Velvet Escape travel experience. Launched in January 2010, the series houses many of my favourite photos taken around the world. I decided to take this series a step further by inviting some of my favourite travel bloggers to contribute a photo “that has Velvet Escape written all over it!”. Here’s the first photo:

A guest contribution from Dave and Deb of The Planet D.

China is rapidly developing and the Three Gorges Damn has been one of the most controversial projects that the country has taken on. Flooding ancient cities and relocating millions of people, the Three Gorges Damn now generates power for 3% of China’s energy consumption. But while we were sailing the Yangzi River, we felt far away from the chaos of the cities and enjoyed a quiet journey floating down one of the most mythical rivers on earth. Technology may be creeping in but there are still signs of an ancient past like this old fishing boat clinging to an age old tradition of fisherman working these waters for centuries. – Dave & Deb

Read the accompanying post: ‘Three Gorges – China’s Rapid Development‘.


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5 Responses to “Velvet moments: travel photo – floating down the Yangtze River”

  1. Michael 01/01/2013 3:54 pm

    Beautiful Photos! you have made me earger to start a trip to Yangtze River

  2. Nomadic Samuel 27/02/2012 7:35 am

    When I think of my trip to China my river boat journeys instantly come to mind. Wonderful shot by Dave & Deb & it certainly is a velvet moment.

  3. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures 24/02/2012 12:16 am

    MY GOD THAT PHOTO IS AMAZING!!!!!!! Floating down the Yangtze River was one of the best experiences of my life to date.

  4. velvet 22/02/2012 2:58 pm

    Thanks Angela. I’ve never been on a Yangtze River cruise but it looks magical. Fab shot!


  5. Angela 22/02/2012 2:53 pm

    Beautiful photo, I miss China so much!

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