Knock, knock?

Doors are really the first recognizable part of a house.

They lend a certain level of mystic to what lies beyond the door.

Be it a sun dappled court to an entrance foyer or the hallway to their living space.

Doors are therefore not just defenders to the outside world but,

also provocateurs of our imagination…

Even more doors can be found here and here.


Liwan district, graceful

Liwan district is an part of Guangzhou that has been well kept and still has people living in it. Very narrow streets characterize the architecture while, the size of the homes seem to denote another time in Guanghzou’s living past.

Living door-to-door, the streets aren’t very wide.

Ancestor worship and Lunar new year placards adorn the frontage of a home.

The lanes are narrow, but never lonely.

Technology tries to ensnare the homes with it’s black wire.

But there is always a way to escape.

Hooked into the system.

Anachronisms are everywhere.

Everyday life, on display.


The signs of life are everywhere.

People find places for most everything.

Shops are wardrobe sized, cats have sitting room only.

I’m in charge, I have the desk

Out on the street

Kids at play

Where is my muse?

Life, behind bars

The theme of bars to keep people out or, maybe to keep in people continues in Guangzhou. This is a middle school and the clothing of choice for students of Guangzhou at least, is a track suit. A far cry from my own school days where a proper uniform was worn.