Guìlín (Chinese: 桂林; Zhuang: Gveilinz) is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, sitting on the west bank of the Li River. Its name means “forest of Sweet Osmanthus”, owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. The city has long been renowned for its unique scenery of Karst topography and is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations.
It’s also a place where not everyone has access to family portraits. Olivia is visiting there this week with our camera Fred and has this to say:
“I was in an area yesterday where I could start distributing little gifts of portrait love. Unfortunately it was while many children were in school, but I did come across some little ones with their moms. With the one child per family policy I figured they may be the only children if their home. It was so much fun to hand them a portrait and see their expressions as the walked off treasuring their new gift!”
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