Category Archives: Taiwan

On the Wings of a Dove

Well, not exactly, but with 85 floors and a height of roughly 350m the Tuntex Sky Tower,¬†Kaohsiung’s highest building, offers a chance to see a bit like a dove up in the sky would. A 360 degree viewing platform on … Continue reading

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2017 Lantern Festival — 2

Here are some more photos from the 2017 Lantern Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Each year it takes place along the banks of the Love River. This year the city added a nightly fireworks display.

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2017 Lantern Festival

According to the Chinese zodiac this year’s Chinese New Year rang in the Year of the Rooster, year of the chicken in Chinese, but rooster sounds better in English. Here are some photos from the Lantern Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, … Continue reading

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That Banana There!

Many years ago one of my kids had a little picture book that illustrated the long journey of a banana from the time of clearing, planting, growing, harvesting and so on until it lands in your breakfast cereal. The idea … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog’s Day!

A few years ago, I took a morning walk to enjoy the first warm rays of spring sunshine. Turns out I wasn’t the only one. Rounding a corner into a quiet side street I spotted these two who also enjoyed … Continue reading

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It’s Just Another Bend In The Road

So this week’s photo challenge is curves. Come to think of it there is very little straightforward in life. Looking back on my own I see many twists and turns. There is hardly a straight line in nature but curves … Continue reading

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Not One To Spare!

You might have read the old poem or story about the poor couple with seven children. A childless rich man and wife offered them land and a house for adopting one of their children. The poor couple looked at each … Continue reading

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When Seeing Red Means Happiness

Visit any Chinese community around the world and you will soon notice the abundance of the color red in the designs, decorations, ornaments, clothing, lanterns, architecture, etc. Long before there was “Red China” in the sense of communist China, red … Continue reading

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A Face In A Crowd

It was an important religious festival in one of Kaohsiung’s most popular temples. The place was packed with a noisy and boisterous crowd. There were drums, gongs, cymbals, firecrackers, shouting, masked performers, people pushing and shoving. I snapped photo after … Continue reading

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Another Brick in the Wall!

This week’s photo challenge is “Earth”. It is hard to know where to start and where to end. Earth surrounds our life in so many ways. Most of us live in houses made from bricks, cement and stone. In hot … Continue reading

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