Guangzhou buildings

When:  April 2015       Weather: Warm, 25-28C

Leica M240/35 F1.4 summilux

 

In Guangzhou for a few days meeting and initially stayed at the Bai Yun Oriental Convention Centre Hotel (Chinese run 5 star hotel)which was very convenient for the convention centre itself, but had to move out after one night, convenient or not.  It was a bit ominous when I checked in at midnight that the place was deserted with only 2 staff at check in.  Problem was that the room airconditioning itself was poor and after one hour, it was still 27C and when I asked for help, I was told that the temperature was not adjustable and that I should open the window if I wanted to cool the room! Having spent a miserable night, I moved over to the Grand Hyatt downtown the next day; a 30 min transit but infinitely more comfortable. Besides, the Bai Yun CC area is dead at night.

The Grand Hyatt is lcated near the Pearl River next to a city park and broad promenade with spectacular buildings fringing it.

Park outside the Grand Hyatt

Park outside the Grand Hyatt

 

I can only say that the buildings along this promenade (Above the Mall of the World) rival those of any major international city and whilst I usually prefer to shoot flora and fauna, I made an exception and shot some buildings this time….

The IFC building on the right and the yet to be completed East Tower on the left...these two were the tallest building

The IFC building on the right and the yet to be completed East Tower on the left…these two were the tallest building

The East Tower literally reached the clouds

The East Tower literally reached the clouds

 

The city park was pretty

The city park was as pretty

 

as the buildings were impressive..

as the buildings were impressive..

 

the biggest cats tails I ever saw

the biggest cats tails I ever saw

 

The IFC building by day..

The IFC building by day..

 

and this gentleman enjoyed his siesta under the banyan tree at daybreak

and this gentleman enjoyed his siesta under the banyan tree at daybreak

 

And yes, there are buildings made of gold in Guangzhou

And yes, there are buildings made of gold in Guangzhou

 

Canton Tower beckoned in the distance

Canton Tower beckoned in the distance

 

But the Pearl River was a bit disappointing

But the Pearl River was a bit disappointing

 

Gorgeous spring colours

Gorgeous spring colours

 

The gardens were well tended by the local workers

The gardens were well tended by the local workers

 

A lake in the middle...

A lake in the middle…

 

reflected the buildings around

reflected the buildings around

The twin towers almost meet up in the clouds

The twin towers almost meet up in the clouds

 

the IFC Tower by night is just spectacular

the IFC Tower by night is just spectacular

 

As is the Canton Tower

As is the Canton Tower

 

The unlit East Tower

The unlit East Tower

 

Twin Towers by moonlight

Twin Towers by moonlight

 

Pondering the night away...

Pondering the night away…

3 thoughts on “Guangzhou buildings

  1. hey ron….yeah an interesting introduction to this concrete city… I like the last photo on pondering with the multiple hues of lights very interesting….

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