Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

The City of Light

Guangzhou in southern China is famously known in the country and with frequent travellers as the city of flowers. There are indeed a lot of flowers throughout the city, including adorning what would otherwise be drab road crossings.

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But if you take a look around the city at night, the colours really light up.

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And it’s not the lit flower gardens, but the vast array of lit buildings.

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The flowers look lovely, but as the “third” city often struggling for air-time with its larger siblings (Beijing and Shanghai), the City of Light label could provide much greater cut-through!

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