They are the traditional homes of this specific Hui Muslim community and can be found outside Hezou in Gansu province. They all have a funny anthropomorphic quality about them and always have 2 big eye-like windows and some sort of ‘mouth’ which is often a door.
The ultimate wayfarer: Raul’s exploring photos are always captivating, and his captions are intriguing. Who else can put this title? — “China but not China”
“A view out into Lutien mine in north eastern China (2009), taken as night fell. This open cast mine was one of the world’s last to still feature its own steam railway. I was curious to see what the place would look like if I slowed everything down through a long exposure. I wanted to emphasise the landscape’s epic, other-worldly qualities. Kodak Portra film brought out the coldness of the temperature (about minus 20). Work went on in the mine 24 hours a day, and there are points of light that illuminate workers huts, frozen waterfalls and mining activity.”