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The Watchtower ~ China

A creepy looking watchtower with Chinese architecture in Zhuhai, China.

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Last year I went to visit China around the South coast. We spent a weekend together in Zhuhai, a prefecture-level city bordering Macau.

Zhuhai is in the province of Guangdong, in the Pearl river delta. It is a popular touristic place for the Chinese and is often called the “Chinese Riviera“.

We went walking on the waterfront promenade for a few shots. The weather was overcast but it was a pleasant day. I liked the city, it is quite green (as in lots of trees), clean, not crowded and laid back.

On the promenade was this abandoned Chinese-style watchtower overlooking the sea. It was the first time I have seen this kind of architecture for a building like this. The rusty bridge, the broken windows, the murky water and rocks below and the overcast weather gave it a creepy atmosphere. It could be a good setting for a horror movie with the final scene against the bad psychopath inside.

The Watchtower

“Scream all you want, no lifeguards will save you”

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Quick Tips:

A camera is an undeniably powerful tool for photographers. However, it is not of very good use against psychopaths, aliens or monsters. Do not use it as a weapon against them. However, you can use your camera to get yourself out of difficult situation, just like this hiker who got rescued from certain death thanks to his flash.

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  • http://blogs.gonomad.com/traveltalesfromindia/ Mridula

    What an atmosphere!

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  • http://migrationology.com Migrationology

    Beautiful photo, the sky is revolving around the top of the tower!

  • http://www.pamebouzoukia.gr/club/vega Vega Club

    what you remind me now…..with this post….i have been there in 2006 with 2 people i loved as much in my life…..but now not still with me….

    thank you

  • http://www.adecadeinchina.com/ Gregory Dunn

    Photos looks good, will you get a chance to go anywhere else in china? Missing a lot of amazing places to photo

    • http://www.canvas-of-light.com/ Daniel Nahabedian

      Thanks Gregory.
      So far, no plans to go back to China yet. I’ve relocated back to Europe now :)

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