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A fisherman is mending the nets in the old harbour of downtown Beihai. An endless lesson.

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The sea can be a beautiful mistress, a warm comforter,
but it can also be a cruel master and a cold destroyer;
life, death, so close.


thinking about the events in Japan, still

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BEIHAI (北海) means "north of the sea". It lies on the northern shore of the Gulf of Tonkin and is one of the world's fastest growing cities and ports.

We visited in in 2001, spent a couple of relaxed days on the beach and enjoyed some local specialty dishes, before travelling back south again.

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scan from analogue print

It was a close call between colour and bl/w for this one. I'll upload the colour version in the WS. Tell me if you think I made the wrong choice.

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song title reference: The Waterboys

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 35 N: 5717] (30480)
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