So, as I said at the end of my last post, I would show you some photos of my home away from home.
All these photos were taken in and around Huizhou, which is a city found in the Guangdong Province of southern China. Its roughly 2 hours away from Hong Kong and 2 hours away from Guangzhou.
This city is seen as being one of the cleaner, safer and happier places to live in within China…apparently. What I can say with absolutely certainty is that I have never felt threatened or worried about my personal safety since I have been here.
Anyway, I don’t want to do too much talking, so I shall just show you the photos.
I found this old lady rummaging through the bins one day. These old ladies collect anything that can be recycled. Huizhou doesn’t have much in the way of recycling, but what it does have is a lot of poor people like this woman. For 1 plastic bottle they will be given the equivalent of about 1p. And these woman collect a lot of them.
All over Huizhou and other places that i have been too there are these exercise areas where anybody can come and use the apparatus. Mostly you only get old people who go, as all the young people go to the gyms where their are much better facilities. But on this day i enjoyed sitting down and just watching the old folks doing there exercises.
This picture above was taken just before Chinese New Year, this is one of my favorite photos i have taken recently. I don’t however know what any of the writing says unfortunately, but the whole scene seemed very sad at the time to me.
I love the contrast of on this photo. The rough old building with the beautiful cat just perched on the window sill.
This is a modern pagoda on top of a place in Huizhou called Gaobang Shan, shan meaning “mountain”. It isn’t really what i would call a mountain as it only really takes about half an hour of relaxed walking to get to the top. Unfortunately, i have yet to find a really nice old, authentic pagoda. This is the view from the top of Gaobang Shan out over Red Flower Lake.
Okay, so I really just wanted to show you some of my favorite photos that I have taken over the time I have been here really. Next week I will be showing you some photos I took over Chinese New Year.
I sincerely hope you have enjoyed this weeks entry, and stay tuned for next weeks.
Thank you all!