The Xinghai Concert Hall (星海音乐厅) in Guangzhou:
I think it's meant to resemble a grand piano. :)
Musicians on the waterfront near the concert hall:
Here is the site of the 2010 Asian Games Opening Ceremonies:
Interestingly, instead of having the ceremony inside a stadium, they built temporary stands on a small island in the river, presumably so there would be a better view.
(The Games were played this past November, and I took these photos earlier in October.)
As you know, I like taking pictures of people laughing:
One evening, we went to a strange restaurant with no name. You only learn about it by word-of-mouth. Oddly for a Chinese restaurant, the menu is prix fixe, and you can ask for seconds of most dishes. Even more strangely, it's located in the middle of a park, so you call them when you get to the park entrance, and they send a tram out to pick you up! Here's a silly photo I took on my cell phone from the tram:
Their restroom had a crazy number of mirrors!
They had four private rooms, and no individual tables. Each room had a radically different decor. This one had a classic European style mixed with modern style paintings:
Giant Russian Hat?
Actually, it's a lamp! :)
Okay, panoramic time! Click to view larger:
Finally, some silly stuff:
I call that one "Chinese Roman Centurion with a Shopping Cart".
And that's an ad for a 50%-off sale inexplicably featuring President Obama over what appears to be the Mac OS X wallpaper. o_O
Next up: Photos from the Guangdong Museum of Art!