If you travel down the highway from Zhenfeng county town
in Guizhou province,
southwest of China, soon you’ll see two gigantic breasts
against the backdrop of a blue sky. The breasts spread
over an area of 40 acres, overlooking an expansive landscape
of the farmland, with the tips over 1260 metres above sea
level. Their resemblance to human breasts is so uncanny
that you might think there is a legendry lady giant lying
there naked, or they are mountain sculptures of Chinese
style. Yet the truth is they are neither organic nor artificial,
but works of Mother Nature.
And the wonderment does not stop here. What’s most fascinating
is that two hills vividly portrait the breasts that reflect
the different ages of a woman.
When you look at the hills from Guanfengting Pavilion
by the road, you’ll see a pair of firm breasts belonging
to a teenager girl. But if you keep walking another 500
metres, you’ll find the breasts round off into an adult
shape. And if you go further along the path, eventually
you’ll face the sagging breasts of a 60-year old woman.
In their local mythology of the Zhenfeng residents who
are mainly ethnic Buyi people, the breasts are sacred.
Below is a couplet inscribed on a post of the pavilion,
which honours Mother Nature's great bosom:
Feeding the sky the earth the spirits,
Nurturing the sun the moon the clouds.