Gu Lang Yu - January 2007


Gu Lang Yu is a small island, next to Xiamen in Fujian province. It was one of the first treaty ports open for trade between China and foreign countries. Traders built villas all over the island and cars are still forbidden on it. This creates a great colonial feeling. Xiamen temperature was 15-20C when Shanghai was 4C, making it in a paradise escape for a weekend.

Night Lilly (the pension where we slept)
Old villa Dutch style
Inside the old villa

Street down the hill

Hanging socks in old splendour

Hidden garden

Side view

Museum soon to open

Detail on a column

Chinese roof

Corner window with colored glass