Shanxi: Qikou

Qikou is a village on the border of Shanxi and Shaanxi province
It used to be an important interchange along the trade route
as the Yellow River becomes too narrow for sailing beyond Qikou
therefore goods had to be transferred from boat to cart.

Street along the Yellow River
A wedding is going on

Alley was used as outlet for flood from the hill the village leans on

Yellow River Hotel used to be an oil trade house

A morden tablet recording donations

Window to the past

Layers of time

A corner of my host