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Old March 11th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #421
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ER-SHA ISLAND, GUANGZHOU

With only a few hours to spare in exploring Guangzhou, I decided to go to a place where I can have a good view of the city skyline. Looking at a map bought from a convenience store near the hotel, what caught my attention is an island in the river at the center of the city. The map has no English translation, so I was hoping that the island will be a worthwhile location to get a glimpse of the city.

And right I was. It's called Er-sha Island (or Ji Sa Island) located in the middle of Guangzhou's Pearl River. The island offers a breath of fresh air amidst the concrete jungle.











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Old March 11th, 2010, 09:44 AM   #422
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Guangdong Museum of Art




Sculptures abound outside the museum









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Some notable buildings in the island...



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Old March 12th, 2010, 12:36 PM   #425
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PEARL RIVER SKYLINE, GUANGZHOU - THE NORTH BANK

Viewed from Er-sha Island in the middle of Pearl River, Guangzhou's skyline is impressive. Without the smog, the view could have been more spectacular.











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The north side bank of the river provides a view of a mixture of residential and iconic new office buildings.












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very nice pictures. keep up the good work shyaman
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Thanks for sharing your photos.
By the way,could you tell me your digital camera's brand/model please?
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Old March 13th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #431
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very nice pictures. keep up the good work shyaman
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GUANGZHOU TV TOWER

The Guangzhou TV and Sightseeing Tower is a hyperboloid structure expected to be completed this year in time for the city's hosting of the 2010 Asian Games.

Upon completion , the tower will become one of the world's tallest buildings - soaring 610 meters high.






It has become a favorite backdrop for newly-wed pictorials.



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A blimp steals the show...










Fisherman's torch...




Elongated...

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Closer...










For locals and tourists alike, the tower is a beacon.





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Just went through all 22 pages of the thread... completely fascinating. Keep them coming.
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Hey thanks! That's a lot of effort just to go through the previous pages.
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HONGCHENG PARK

Hongcheng Park is a compact well-landscaped park within Er-sha Island. This is one great place to get a good view of Guangzhou's modern skyscrapers by the north bank of Pearl River and Guangzhou TV Tower to the south.











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Inside the park is a good restaurant.







Had lunch here...

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i love ur lunch!
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