Tongheli (同和里)

A typical cantonese old house, situated in the south-west of Guangzhou, in the district of Haizhu(海珠), I passed it quite by chance, is a area I didn’t come at all. There is  an other district in the north-west of Guangzhou, the Xiguang (西关), in the district of Liwan(荔湾), much more famous for its old cantonese old houses.

May be because Tonheli (同和里) is less known than Xiguang (西关), and the houses were built by the people not so wealthy, the few old houses left in Tonheli don’t seen to be fixed up like in Xiguang.  I don’t know for how long these old houses can standed up in the modern city.

A charming old house in Tonheli(同和里).
广州同和里

The street with few hundred years old trees, next to the old house.
old tree

A street with 30 years old trees, in the other side of the same city. This photo was taken just after the typhoon Youte.
young trees

Photo taken on August 2013.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

A University campus in Guangzhou, South China, a city in the city, one can live his entire life inside.

It used to be a suburban of Guangzhou, little by little,  it merged to the urbanization of the big city. The picture was taken(december 2011) outside the underground station which is next to the campus’ main entrance,  people leave their bikes to pick up the metro.

AND, that’s where I spent my childhood and youth.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

安放广州(11) – 补遗

广州有个小公园《兰圃》,不用说里面有很多兰花,洋兰国兰都有,还有许多其它树木花草,如果是夏天,公园里的温度比公园外的温度要低几度。

公园里有很多亭子,这个我把它叫做“兰亭”。

《兰圃》里刻有《兰亭序》。

广州不断地“破旧立新”,幸而有些没被破掉。珠江边的爱群大厦以前是广州的招牌旅店,现在虽然不招牌了,但还是一家旅店。那家广州电影院我也去看过电影,以前去电影院是一件很高兴的事情。今天的广州电影院好象不是电影院了,“加州红”的意思是不是说这里卖加州红酒?KTV几个字母又好象告诉人家这里是唱卡拉OK的,我怎么都没问一下。
 

这小和尚工艺品看上去还算可爱,但是很贵,觉得矛盾,和尚理应不该和金钱有瓜葛。

清净慈悲 于人无争 于世无求 老实念佛 求生净土

阿弥陀佛。