|The Neicuoao Pier greeting us as we arrive at Gulangyu|
We were lucky it rained overnight because the next day was slightly overcast but looked like the sun's rays would poke through the clouds and they did intermittently. It was perfect to go to Gulangyu, the famous island that is home to about 20,000 residents.
It's mostly a tourist site best known for its colonial architecture dating back from the 1800s and oddly enough for pianos, as there are apparently some 200 of them on the island thanks to a piano museum and at one point there was a piano academy.
|One of the beautiful European-style buildings on the island|
|This fixer-upper has potential to be a beautiful restaurant!|
|The bride is instructed to cover her groom's eyes in this shot|
|A library book vending machine -- how cool is that?|