I visited Guangzhou’s largest urban park, Yuexiu Park (越秀公园), on Day 55. The park is home to the emblem of Guangzhou: the Five Rams Sculpture. Legend has it that thousands of years ago the city was a barren wasteland no matter how hard the people worked the earth. After much suffering and famine, one day, five immortals floated down from the heavens on fives rams carrying bundles of rice. They gave the people of Guangzhou the rice and blessed the lands. Thus, the land became fertile and the city grew rich. It’s no surprise that Guangzhou’s nickname is the City of the Rams and this sculpture, constructed in 1959, is dedicated to that local favourite fable. We also checked out the nearby Zhenghai Tower - a five-storey pagoda built in 1380.
Finally, it feels like I’m actually back in Guangzhou! Nothing more GZ than these rams. Have a guess at what our high school mascot was.
Nothing much happened on Day 58: I cuddled with a giant adorable Golden Retriever at a friend’s place for three hours, and then walked around Zhu Jiang New Town taking photos for four hours.
Tank top, tripod, and all.
Out of the 500+ photos I took tonight, this one is perhaps my favourite. From left to right, GRC Bank, the Opera House, and the IFC tower. Love the under-lit stairs!