Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dramatic photos of a dust storm

Whatever issues you're facing in life, count your lucky stars you don't live here.

These are photos of a dust storm approaching a Chinese city on the edge of the Gobi desert.

Go look at the photos in the news article - they're much more impressive because they're larger.

Ah choo!


  1. I've been in a sand storm. You aren't going to accomplish much of anything but other than that it isn't that bad, well if you have a decent place to hunker down. I would not want to be out on some sort of a caravan. Navigation is next to impossible. I guess if it was life or death and you stared at the compass and dead reckoned without walking off a cliff it MIGHT work, but that is an ugly scenario and a good plan to get totally and absolutely lost. You might be able to walk a short distance from shelter to shelter in a place you know quite well.

  2. China?

    I thought that was the guy down the street sweeping out his garage.

    Bill Smith

  3. makes me think of the "dust bowl" photos of the depression years...

  4. I think these photos show a diorama; the buildings look to simple and somehow "wrong" - and they don't fit with what I saw when i was in China or what I have seen of other desert cities in China.
    I don't know if the dust cloud is real or photo shopped.