Happy Monday! This week’s photo theme: weird theme parks.

We’ll kick it off with this candid I snapped yesterday at the City Beachview park near Changsha, capital of Hunan province in central China. As the “central” in that last sentence implies, City Beachview is nowhere near a beach, nor is it really in the city. It does have a large artificial sand beach complete with a volleyball net, though. And waterslides.

I was there with my band to play at the Mango music festival, for which the park drained a large artificial wading pool to make room for a stage and an audience. This photo shows a few off-duty security guards lounging towards the back of the stage, near some metal machines which I assume generate waves when the pool is full.