Even gods like lollipops.
Weiwuying International Center of arts in Kaohsiung, the largest art venue in the world! I've been watching it be built for the past 7 years and now it is finally finished.
Anybody who travels knows that you are not really doing so in order to [just] move around — you’re traveling in order to be moved.
And what you end up seeing is not just the Grand Canyon or the Great Wall [or some other iconic landmark] but some moods or intimations or places inside yourself that you never ordinarily see when you’re sleepwalking through your daily life. // -Pico Iyer #PersonalGrowth
Qijin Island in Kaohsiung has the most accessible sandy beach to any major urban area in Taiwan, which makes it one of the best beaches in Taiwan, and also helps to make Kaohsiung arguably the best city in Taiwan.
Homemade feather duster salesmen sizing up some possible customers.
While shopping for your daily groceries at the traditional market in Taiwan you can also take your clothes to get repaired or even get something new made.
A butcher at the local market. Taiwanese people place a lot of importance on the freshness of food. In Canada we often go grocery shopping once every few weeks. In Taiwan, it’s often part of the daily routine.
I saw this on the road home from work today. It says "I love you China" "我愛你中國" flying two PRC flags. Funny how they use Taiwan's freedom of speech to promote a country with no freedom of speech. You wouldn't see a car with an ROC or Taidu flag driving around in China.
I often wonder if young Taiwanese kids get freaked out by temples in the same way Catholic Churches gave me nightmares when I was young.
Butterfly sculpture in #Maolin
district of Kaohsiung. There's more to Maolin than just butterflies. There is a pristine mountain wilderness with waterfalls, rivers, Aborigine villages, wildlife, wild hot springs, and much more to explore. #茂林國家風景區
"Hero that shot the sun" statue in #Maolin
district of Kaohsiung #射日英雄
. Long ago there were two suns, one much brighter than our sun now. 5 children from the village set out to shoot down the brighter sun that was drying up the crops and the earth. They planted an orange tree so that they could find the way back home. After shooting the sun, only two children made it back by finding the orange tree. The other three died of old age in the wilderness. The moral of the story is always go back to the village.
The Kaohsiung 85 Sky Tower, shaped like the character "高" (as in 高雄 aka Kaohsiung). The viewing tower provides excellent views of the city (the skyline has changed a bit since I've been gone). In my mind it beats the 101 any day.
An unintentional self-portrait in Dadaocheng.
View of Wanshan and Duona in Maolin from the air #萬山 #多納 #茂林區
I’ve been asked how I get shots of this popular destination without a million people in my shots.
I don’t visit on the weekend and I go early in the morning - well before the IG influencers wake up. 😄