Guilin's climate was warm and moist. It rained every night during our visit, leaving its wet streets to greet the morning light. Dawn light reflected on the wet street creates a path of gold for this cyclist, a symbol of promise for the day to come. Colors carry significant symbolic meaning. This golden glow, for example, is nostalgic, warm, rich, and positive.
A few hours later, the sun was gone, and this street became an oil stained, ugly bluish gray, suggesting pollution, wear and tear.