Month: March 2018

Baroque Architectures in Taipei

You’d never think there are many Baroque architecture style buildings but there are, particularly in the old Dadaucheng District in Taipei. Most of these building were built in the 1920’s, about 100 years ago as Baroque style structures were popular during the Japanese occupation period. […]

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Sunset at Dadaucheng Wharf in Taipei

Dadaocheng Wharf thrived in earlier years as an entrepot for trade along the Tamsui River to downtown Taipei. Tea, cotton and silk textiles were among the main products bought and sold here, attracting trading companies from across the western world. Dadaocheng’s fortunes as a trading […]

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Terraced Tea Fields

Taiwan is famous of producing fine tea and I drink tea almost all day in Taiwan and US except a cup of coffee in the morning.  You can find tea fields almost everywhere on the mountain sides near Taipei but to find a perfect one […]

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One More Night Heron

This is an interesting picture after I had a chance to look at from the computer screen. Look closer the fish in the water – apparently it was too big for this night heron to handle!

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Taiwan Little Egrets

I took these pictures of Taiwan Little Egrets at Dahu City Park of Taipei, Taiwan one morning. These beautiful egrets have such beautiful feathers and they stand out on the windy day. They reminded me the snowy egrets I saw and photographed at Bombay Hook […]

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Colorful Umbrella

The art of this handmade Chinese umbrella came to Meinong, a small Hakka town in Southern Taiwan about 100 hundred years ago. A local businessman bought a whole oil-paper umbrella workshop in Guangdong and moved the activity, including the artisans, to Meinong. Oil-paper umbrellas were used […]

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Morning Mist and Sunrise

The City of Taipei is surrounded by many mountains, all within an hour drive via freeways and well maintained scenic mountain roads. However, without my local photo friends, I wouldn’t have found this perfect spot to witness and photograph the beauty of morning fog at […]

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Bao-An Temple, Taipei, Taiwan

Greetings from Taipei – We arrived here on March 3 after almost a whole day of flight from DC (what a grueling long trip!). The weather is very nice here in the 60’s and 70’s, no snow like in Northeastern US. I walked to Bao-An […]

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