Guangzhou (广州) is in the Guangdong (广东) or "Canton" province, which is where most of the Chinese people immigrated from in the 1800s. That's why most Chinese people in San Francisco speak Cantonese. We spent most of our time in Guangzhou eating, but we did take some time out to visit various parks.*
These first two pictures seem to go together:
On the left is just a big tree. I love that root system! (I also experimented with Photoshop CS5's content-aware system to erase a sign on the tree. :P)
On the right is my 10th photo for the 100 Strangers Project. I saw this lady doing interesting exercises and asked if I could take her picture. She blushed and seemed rather flattered. :) (I started my 100 strangers in mid-2008, and I've only got 10 so far. At this rate, I'll finish some time in 2023! :P)
The next two are pretty silly and self-explanatory.
On a different day, we visited a park with a large cascading waterfall that you could hike along. You don't want to know how many pictures I took trying to catch these two butterfly lovers:
Here I am in front of some giant water wheels. You can see the top of the waterfall in the background:
Here's a 0.4 sec exposure of water running over rocks:
And finally, a couple of cute photos of my parents. The left one I call "Careful now!" And the right one, simply, "Penguins".
Still to come: Guangzhou by Night!
*Alas, I did a terrible job keeping track of the names of these parks. If I can figure them out, I'll come back to amend this post.