For the second time this month, I took some visitors to Cuandixia, a Ming village tucked away in a mountain valley west of Beijing. It has been developed into a popular tourist site, but on this Tuesday after the first day of school, we practically had the village to ourselves. I also made a dash up to the end of the valley to the village of Baiyu to check out the scope of change since the last time I was there ten years ago. Of course the road is paved now!
Anyway, my three favorite photos of the day: