For those of you who are not familiar with Sun Yat-Sen, he was the leader of China’s republican revolution. He did much to inspire and organize the movement that overthrew the Manchu dynasty in 1911—a family of rulers that reigned over China for nearly three hundred years. Through the Kuomintang Party, he paved the way for the eventual reunification of the country.
Soup dumplings, pork buns, shrimp dumplings, fried rice, spring rolls. Have a look at the size of this lazy susan…a prerequisite for most restaurants in China, as the tradition is to dine “family style”. I love this way of eating because diners get to sample a little of many different dishes. Bon apétit!
In late Qing Dynasty, Chinese-Americans who returned to Guangzhou proposed the idea to raise money from all the Chen clans to build a temple for the worship of their ancestors and a place for their clansmen to study for examinations. The Chen Clan Academy was finished in 1894 with the money donated by Chen families in 72 counties of Guangdong Province as well as some overseas family members.
This is a beautiful complex in the middle of the hustle & bustle of modern Guangzhou…a great place to spend an afternoon!
Guangzhou is a land of layers of anonymous highrises as far as the eye can see. Surprisingly, a lot of them have character, be it from the architecture, or from clothes or plants exploding from most windows.
It’s a helpful reminder that people do actually live here!
I love these makeshift stands on the side of the road here in China…this man is selling dates & raisins, but you can find, mango, pineapple, watermelon, nuts, and so much more. Just keep walking down the street!
These bunny ears were everywhere….thank you Marc Jacobs!
This example was attached to a headband, but I also saw some more loosely translated versions…a piece of fabric with a wire inside. Wrap around the head, twist a couple of times, and leave the ends up in the air. Voila! bunny ears!