Watery Hotel

Lijiang Hotel, Guilin

Lijiang Hotel, Guilin

No, the ceiling did not leak, and there was no moat around the front, but somewhere in this hotel was a mega-sized water pump.

Every night the Lijiang Waterfall Hotel holds a light and water show off its back side. After the Impressions of Sanjie Liu show the previous night in Yangshuo it seemed pretty ho-hum, but the engineering was impressive.

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Right:

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Centre:

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The neon lights in the area were also interesting.  This first shot was taken outside the restaurant where we ate supper (not in the hotel.)  I like the fact that it was an ART store, and it was the the typo created by the burned out light  that caught my eye.  I really like the composition and the colours.

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Behind and beside the hotel:

 

Behind and beside the hotel.

The facade of the hotel: the stripes changed colour every few seconds.

The stripes gradually changed colour every few seconds.

The stripes gradually changed colour every few seconds.

Only twice did I try to shoot the interior of a hotel, and the other time it didn’t work!

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Next Chinese post, we move on to Guangzhou

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The Tourists of Guilin

Ride the stone elephant near Elephant Trunk Hill.

Ride the stone elephant near Elephant Trunk Hill.

Would you be hanging about this park with all its tourists if you lived here?  Though it was beautiful, clean, well maintained and cooler than the centre of a city, you’d probably wait until after the crowds had subsided.

I cringe when I look at this photo, as I was doing when trying not to think of this toddler crashing off the statue.

I cringe when I look at this photo, and I was cringing as I took the photo hoping not to see the toddler crashing off the statue.

This toddler is also having fun, but safely.

This toddler is also having fun, but safely.

It was quite hot, so lots of folks were wading in the river.

The family that wades together, gets sick together?

The family that wades together, gets sick together?

A close up of the previous group.  I had visions of them all falling down together.

A close up of the previous group. I had visions of them all falling down together.

They were renting costumes (I did’t notice any for boys). We had seen this before in Beijing in the Forbidden City.

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And finally today, another interesting English translation of a sign. Actually the graphic says it all without the need for either language.

Please notice the punctuation. Two commas, an exclamation mark and a period. I didn't realize they used punctuation in China!

Please notice the punctuation. Two commas, an exclamation mark and a period. I didn’t realize they used punctuation in China!

If I seem a bit jaded today it’s because it’s beautiful outside but I’ve been on my computer all day doing various tasks for the organizations I’m involved with, and adding blog posts for future use.

Next post: Night time in Guilin.

Elephant Trunk Hill

Elephant Trunk Hill.

Elephant Trunk Hill.

After two nights in Yangshuo we bussed back to Guilin for a relaxing walk around the waterfront park with its elephant trunk hill. Guilin – probably because it has an airport – is the home base for touring the Li River, though Yangshuo is where my tour was centred.

Around the corner from the  elephant trunk.

Around the corner from the elephant trunk.

An overview of the area around the park and hill.

An overview of the area around the park and hill.

Graceful arched bridge.

Graceful arched bridge.

Fellow travellers waving from the bridge.

Fellow travellers waving from the bridge.

Next Post: More from the waterfront park in Guilin – street photography.