Not me but people across the river. I don’t know about you but one of the things I always associated with China was morning Tai Chi. I think it’s fantastic that they start the day with such a calming exercise. I think that’s one of the reasons that they seem so nice (I’m not exaggerating when I say that I have gotten nothing but smiles from people).
There is what I believe to be a hotel directly across the river from us with a large circular area outside the gate. As I was admiring the view I noticed about 10 people doing their Tai Chi exercises. How amazing would it be to start every day with the sunrise, calming and centering your mind and body with a view of the Pearl River and palm trees to prepare yourself for a busy day in the third largest city in China? I think there is a Tai Chi group at the apartment complex. I will definitely be checking into that.
I really need to figure out what that building is. It’s the same building that’s in the background of the first photo of Lily’s spot. Last night as I stood admiring the view, I saw a police car (my first sighting of one) followed by a small bus and two cars, all with flashing lights. The small convoy pulled up to the gate which went up automatically to allow all four vehicles in without stopping. I’m thinking it was somebody important. How important I don’t know but certainly more important than I. Although when Ben pulls up to our gate it opens automatically . Based on that thought perhaps the people last night weren’t all that 🙂
As I was rereading this for editing I realized that I spend a lot of time looking at the view. I don’t think that I will ever grow tired of it. It’s beautiful in the morning with the sun coming up and believe me with jet-lag I’ve seen the sunrise at 5:30. It’s pretty at noon with the blue sky and white puffy clouds. Yes, I have seen blue sky and white puffy clouds and very little smog. I think they pulled out the stops to welcome me to GZ. And of course my favorite time to look at the view is at night. I have never seen so many colored lights. There is a small apartment building across the river and even they have colored lights on the balconies of the building. I keep saying that’s why they burn so much coal and create so much pollution, they have to have the electricity to run these light shows!
7:55 AM – 88 degrees