Dec 28, 2016 – [Wednesday] Travel Favs: My hometown

Guangzhou, China, taken on December 20, 2016

I never considered my hometown, Guangzhou, to be a very beautiful place, but when I posted this photo of Guangzhou on various social networking sites, several friends remarked that the Guangzhou depicted here is “beautiful”. Perhaps it is the faint sign of a blue sky that may be so rare in northern China nowadays. Perhaps its the greenery that is present even amid the urban centre. Perhaps…Guangzhou is beautiful, and I just never noticed it.

Dec 24, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Sculpture on Shamian

Guangzhou, China, taken on December 21, 2016

Many sculptures are scattered around Shamian Island in Guangzhou, depicting traditional Cantonese life in the old “Xiguan” area of the city back in the days. One of my favourites is that of an elderly man taking his caged pet bird out for a walk, a rather common sight in the old days in Guangzhou.

June 08, 2012 – Yue Xiu

[No WordPress in China] Cloudy, overcast weather makes Annie very unhappy as all of my photos turn out with a horribly overexposed sky. Here is the entrance of Yue Xiu park, right beside where my grandpa lives. I would have liked to take a nice walk around, if the temperature wasn’t 35 degrees Celsius. Maybe I’ll give it a try before I leave…