A Few Guangzhou Scenes

Shuttlecock in the park

One of many groups on a weekday morning, in a beautiful lakeside park in north-central Guangzhou.

Sticky summer days in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. Guangzhou’s an old city with lots of outdoor life, especially in the parks and smaller neighbourhood streets.

Building walls

Mahjong players on Guangzhou’s Shamian Island, once the European district. The set back buildings create a many wonderful places to while away a summer afternoon playing mahjong.

At the temple

Lighting incense in front of a Guangzhou temple.

This entry was written by Desmond Bliek , posted on Saturday June 16 2007at 11:06 am , filed under Asia Pacific, Public Space and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

2 Responses to “A Few Guangzhou Scenes”

  • Siqi says:

    I really liked how in the older parts of older, more established Chinese cities people seem to live their entire life on the street: entertaining people., entertaining themselves, eating, hanging, airing their most personal pieces of laundry. In contrast in the newer parts, the purposedly-built squares often seem strangely desolate and unappealing. They need as much help with city building as we do.

  • ZHANG XIN says:

    I LIVE IN GUANGZHOU

    HA HA !

    WELCOME~~~~

    MY GRANDFATHER LIKES playing mahjong TOO ,playing mahjong IS HIS “JOB” ! EVERYDAY HE GOES TO THE PARK TO PLAT mahjong WITH OTHER OLD PEOPLE .