Do you remember the guy smoking his pipe from “The strong women of Yunnan(2)- and their husbands..”?
Well, this is one of the ladies at the construction site he was overlooking. In this area of Yunnan, most of the construction workers were elderly women. They lugged huge rocks with their bony little bodies. One hour of this, and I’d be admitted to the hospital! I especially admire that they are taking care to put on their jewellery before they go to work…
A little help from a friend..
Yup, she is loading bricks onto the back of her friend. The “hairy stuff” sticking out from their backs, is bark from palm trees and it is used to prevent chafing.Think about this the next time you find your office job tough;-)