Pigeon Street

One of my favourite things to do in China this year was to watch circling homing pigeons at dusk. It’s strange but I’ve never noticed them before. When having dinner with friends in Yushu I saw pigeons circling and rushed out to find where they lived. What I found was two brothers looking after their parents pigeons. Their father is a teacher at the local school. What I realised was birds in confined spaces freaks me out a bit. To keep the pigeons flying the boys would wave a flag. It was so magic to watch the birds circling round, gradually getting closer and closer, wanting to come home to roost. It had never occurred to me that the birds would want to return, I always thought they’d want to fly away...

Pigeon Rinchen Lucy
Pigeon Rinchen Lucy
Pigeon Rinchen Lucy