Travel to Pakistan: Chaprot
Chaprot lies in a side valley off the Karakoram Highway between Gilgit and Hunza.
A jeep running up the Karakoram Highway from Gilgit can jump across the Hunza River on this suspension bridge and head up the tributary valley where Chaprot lies.
En route; the day was chilly and wet.
In the village, a girl casts a wary eye.
Later in the year. You can bet there's an irrigation channel running at the top of the green.
Rakaposhi rising above the rooftop apricots.
Apricots, apricots drying everywhere.
Each household finds its own drying surfaces.
The doorway to the house is there on the left.
A grandmother sits on the porch of another house, more open to the world.
The venue was his choice. How many American men would choose to be photographed surrounded with flowers?
Father and sons. Any question about which is the eldest son? Father said the valley provided everything one could want--food, water, and wood for construction and fuel--but he still wanted all his boys to leave--to go down to the Punjab and seek higher education.
After the formal picture--and better.
No such luck for daughters, expected to withdraw from the world at about age 12.
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