China
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