Guangzhou

Guangzhou

Guangzhou is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong in southern China. It is part of the part of the Pearl River Delta Metropolitan Region, one of the most densely urbanized regions in the world, which also includes Shenzhen, Huizhou and, of course, Hong Kong. In November 2006 I made a short day trip to Guangzhou from Hong Kong, because I wanted to visit the old town before it would be gone for good and because I wanted to see the transformation going on in the city. Of course, that was a bit too ambitious for a day trip, but even so it was interesting to see the meaning of rapid economic growth.

Street scene, Guangzhou, Old Town
Guangzhou Old Town
I found Gaungzhou dirty and congested, but for all that also photogenic
Entrepreneurial spirit: Turning a private phone into a public phone. 
Abstract Mural In Guangzhou
I love it when the collective actions of many result in a work of art