Today I planned a short visit to the Guangdong Museum only to find it closed when I got there an hour before closing time. Ticket booths are shut extra early to prevent stragglers from loitering around the museum. Motivated by a camera in hand, I spontaneously walked 30 minutes in the humid afternoon heat to Ersha Island to check out my old high school, the American International School of Guangzhou (AISG). Along the way I also passed by/through my old place, although this time there was no opportunity to step inside 0330. You’re invited to follow me on this stroll:
Since the museum was closed, I spun around and started walking in the opposite direction towards the opera house. Typical smoggy weather for you.
The opera house underpass featured modern concrete and glass styling.
The whole opera house in the foreground is pretty much a UFO with a some green roofing.
Crossing the bridge to Ersha with some fixie hipsters…
My right side view facing south from the bridge.
The filth of Pearl River doesn’t seem to deter this guy from fishing mutant fish.
Right as the doors were closing! A bus stop on Ersha Island near AISG.
For many of you this photo will seem quite random. Near AISG is a French pastry store and restaurant called La Seine and many of us frequented this place after school for snackage. I missed this place a lot. Strawberry juice with a red bean donut.
The area beyond the red brick on the left used to be a vacant grass lot. The right side used to be our soccer field. Government buildings stand there now instead.
Hello, you! Thanks for helping me get into the University of Waterloo.
A familiar facade. Not the prettiest; bit of a cave, really.
Time for AP Biology? Not any more, not here that’s for sure. AISG’s secondary school moved to a bigger and better campus years ago; the so-called Science Park. So long!
Neighbouring AISG is the Xinghai Concert Hall. I graduated here 5 years, 1 month, and 22 days ago. One of my friends threw his mortarboard in the air and it got stuck between some beams. We went out for Korean BBQ and booze afterwards…