Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Baihanluo 白汉洛 (Peihanluo or Bahang mission station), Yunnan, 1925.
This picture of the Baihanluo mission station was taken by Joseph Rock in the 1920s for his article about the "Great River Trenches of Asia" in National Geographic, describing the canyons carved out in parallel in NW Yunnan by the Salween (Nujiang), Mekong and Yangtze rivers.
The Catholic church built by French missionary priests is almost unchanged today, as can be seen in the picture below. Almost all of the village people are still devout Catholics.