Delight: the girl in pink

This week we’re trialling a new addition to the Landscapology blog.

Delight will be an occasional post featuring something curious and delightful that doesn’t really fit within our regular Design 101 sessions or stories about great parks, gardens and landscapes.

Today is the wonderful girl in pink, who emerged out of a compound of small stone buildings beside the Karakorum Highway, high in the mountains of western China, and quietly walked over to watch our bus roll past, with its cargo of Silk Road tourists.

When it’s been raining for a long time, and the sky is grey, I often think of how strikingly she commanded attention in that clear, cold, breathtaking and harsh landscape.