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Free Yourself

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Some black and white good-ness for your Sunday morning (or whenever you read this). A busy intersection in Taipei, this is another one where I posted a similar one in color (<-- notice the link) and which I think I prefer this one in black and white. Your milage may vary. [caption id="attachment_5832" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Free Yourself - Taipei City, Taiwan"]Free Yourself[/caption]

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Taipei Main Station

I’ll be taking off to Mexico for four weeks this coming Friday. This is somewhat of a spur-of-the-moment trip so I haven’t done a lot of planning about where to go. I know I’ll fly into (and out of) Mexico City and will spend a few days there. After that, I’m not sure yet. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear about them.

Today’s Photo

Taipei Main Station is a major transfer point for several of the city’s subway lines, as well as the central terminal for many of the country’s regional and high-speed rail lines. The station also has a large food court that basically takes up the entire floor that this photo was taken from.

Taipei Main Station

Taipei Main Station - Taipei

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Ximending

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The Ximending district is Taipei’s answer to Tokyo’s Shibuya, a busy shopping and entertainment area popular with the young and fashionable. Small shops and restaurants line the narrow streets and alleyways, teeming with trendy youth. Typical of many shopping districts the world over anymore, local food and fashion is interspersed with the usual Western chain outlets. Have no fear, a Starbucks is near. The bright lights and mass of people can be entertaining for a while but if you are not into shopping and crowds, it can also quickly become a bit overwhelming.

Although it doesn’t compare with Shibuya in size, this is certainly an area you’ll want to check out if you’re visiting Taipei. And if you tire of the bright lights and noise, you can step into the small Tin Hau temple for a quiet respite.

Ximending

Ximending - Taipei, Taiwan

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Reflection in the Pond

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Located in a park near the Sun Yat-sen Memorial in Taipei, this pond created a wonderful reflection of the Taipei 101 tower at sunset. It was difficult to get a good composition which included the whole tower in the reflection, in part because the tower is so tall. In general, Taipei is not a ‘tall’ city – one of the first things I noticed about the place. As such, the Taipei 101 tower – until recently the tallest building in the world – really stands out from everything around it.

Taipei Evening

Taipei Evening - Taiwan

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Yuen-Fong

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Taipei has probably one of the highest percentage of scooter ownership anywhere. I’ve got no numbers to back that up but there are a LOT of them. It’s crazy how many of them there are in the city. The streets – and the sidewalks – are clogged with them. Most of the scooters are black, nondescript cookie-cutter models that typically had a rather rundown look about them. Some of the hipster had wicked tricked out models, and occasionally you would see these really cool old Taiwanese motorcycles. The old motorcycles often had a lot of character but I wonder what the maintenance would be like for them.

Yuen-Fong

Yuen-Fong - Taipei

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