Guangzhou Architectural Photography for Air Macau Magazine

The Canton Tower is illuminated at night in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China

The Air Macau in-flight magazine commissioned a few photos of prominent Tianhe-district architecture for the June-July issue of their magazine. A number of interesting structures have popped up in Guangzhou’s new central business district in recent years, including Zaha Hadid’s curvy Guangzhou Opera House and the Canton Tower.

The interior of the Guangzhou Opera House is seen in Tianhe District

A friend recently remarked that Guangzhou is a wonderland of sorts for students of architecture; the recent surge in development preceding the Asian Games brought along with it a number of exciting designs, may of them rushed to completion at a furious pace.

People surround the Guangzou Opera House in Guangzhou, China.

That haste seems to have caused a few problems. I was disappointed to see that the leaky roof at the opera house was still a bit porous when I was there.

The Zhujiang river and Tianhe skyline are seen at dusk in Guangzhou, China.

For more travel photos from Guangzhou, read the June-July issue of Air Macau Magazine at the publication’s website (registration required).

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