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Guangzhou by Night

The Xinghai Concert Hall (星海音乐厅) in Guangzhou:

Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou

I think it's meant to resemble a grand piano. :)

Musicians on the waterfront near the concert hall:

Waterfront musicians in Guangzhou

Here is the site of the 2010 Asian Games Opening Ceremonies:

Site of the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Asian Games, on Haixinsha Island

Site of the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Asian Games, on Haixinsha Island

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:

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:

Me and my dad on a park tram

Their restroom had a crazy number of mirrors!

Bathroom with many 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:

Restaurant with paintings in Guangzhou

Giant Russian Hat?

Giant Russian hat?

Actually, it's a lamp! :)

Okay, panoramic time! Click to view larger:

Guangzhou skyline, featuring the Canton Tower and the Guangzhou IFC

The colorful thing on the left is the recently-completed Canton Tower, and the building on the right is the Guangzhou International Finance Center.

Finally, some silly stuff:

Chinese Roman Centurion with a Shopping Cart

I call that one "Chinese Roman Centurion with a Shopping Cart".

50%-off sale advertised by Obama on the Mac OS X wallpaper

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!

Comments (2)

I like the photo of the women in the restaurant, under odd portraits. Looks like I need to go back to Guangzhou and actually see it at night!

Yeah I like the constrast in that one!

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