Sunday, May 21, 2006

Scooter City

One of the most prominent things about Taiwan is the sheer number of scooters you see everywhere. This is a shot of a department store parking lot in Taichung named 'Tiger City'.

Old Phospor lighting

Well the image is old, from December of last year actually. With my new computer I've increased the brightness a bit so now it's possible to see it properly. I have a watch and a small compass which both glow in the dark and I used them to illuminate my face while I was lying in bed one evening. The exposure was about 2 minutes long.


GuGuan is a great place to drive to to see a sunrise if you have the inclination (and can wake up at 3:30am!)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Always something to do.

Taiwan has to be the most convenient country in the world. Where else can you go carting at 10pm on a Sunday?


Yes, the real kind. There really aren't many of them in Taiwan, it seems. Well I guess that's to be expected in the urban area I live in. It's just hard to get used to when there is such a rich diversity of bird life in my home country of South Africa. Anyway, here are some birds and a blue sky, too! What a good day that was ;)

[Correction... It appears that Grace, a friend of mine had my camera when this photo was taken, so technically it's not my photo at all!]

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Sunset over Danshui

Here's a picture from an area known as 'Danshui' which I'm told means Iron Water in Mandarin. It's about 30 minutes from Taibei (the capital of Taiwan) and accessible via the MRT line. Friends and I visited there on Saturday and I took this picture overlooking the Danshui river at Sunset

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Dakeng Scenic area, #2.
Dakeng Scenic area, #1.
Random Taichung night photo.
Taichung Harbour Area
Only occasionally does the air in Taichung get clean enough to warrant taking pictures of the city. Today's heavy rain and strong winds seem to have washed the pollution away for a while, so I took a few random shots from my 24th floor rooftop.