#hardworking men are the #mountain porters of #Huangshan Mountain.The porters typically carried 6 to 8 bags distributed 3 to 4 bags on the ends of a bamboo pole carried across their shoulders. I estimate that they were carrying roughly 120 to 160 pounds of luggage each. In addition they were constantly passing me up the paved trail and stairs to the hotel area. all materials required to support #tourism and the government observatory on the mountain are transported up and down the mountain on the backs of the porters. Foods, drinks, linens, cleaning supplies, alcohol, paper goods and all other items required to maintain and satisfy tourists and resident #workers on the mountain are bundled up and hauled up the mountain on a trail that rises almost a mile from the valley to the mountain peaks. Waste, garbage, and dirty linens are hauled down the mountain along the trails to the valley for disposition.
Observing people such as the mountain #porters of Huangshan makes one appreciate their own choice and definitely the opportunities available to us to earn an easier living . In witnessing their #labor, I could not help but to respect them more and admire their abilities.#streephotography#streetshot#streetlife_award#streetphotographer#streetlook#ordinarylife#greatful#anhui#china#chinanature#UNESCO#unesco#photo#simplelife