Guest Post by Jin Chen
I grew up in Yangjiang, a small city in Canton Province, famous for Hailing Island and a thriving hardware and kitchen ware industry. Revisiting my hometown after many years abroad meant seeing the same things with fresh eyes, which resulted in me making some unexpectedly interesting discoveries. On this day, I was guided by my friend, who is originally from northeast China and had been on a private tour of the old town centre. I was surprised, curious and amazed to discover places and people I had somehow either taken for granted, or not had an opportunity to get to know.
Singing Folk Songs
Gallery in Longjin Road
If Walls Could Talk
Hand-drawn Chess Board
This is how we get to know a place better, by paying attention to and tracing a city’s history, imprinted upon and bookended by the lives of its people.
Where are some special spots or hidden gems where you’re from? Was there something interesting or unusual, once you started paying attention, or heading down a different path?