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A Glance of Taipei

Published by Diana Tula · September 27th 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words, and we'd like to hear what they are. Today's guest post is by Tony Tu as he shares his brief visit to Taipei captured on Fuji 645 and Fuji RDP film.

rush hour in Taipei by Tony Tu

When I visited Taipei it felt like meeting an old friend. The city was comprised of many elements like puzzles from different sets, each having an original style. Walking the streets I was immersed in the city surrounded by motorcycles, the delicious smells of food and smiling people. It was a really good experience.

Night market is what you can’t miss in Taipei and there are so many of them that you can choose from. I went to the Raohe night market which is nearby Keelung river. Walking by Keelung river and following it down the stream I watched as the sunlight fell on the river, it was so beautiful and peaceful. As the dawn turned to dark and lights turned on and the night market came to life. The street was only 500 meters long and was full of people, not only visitors but also a lot of natives. You could find so many various food booths lined up on the street. They were so appealing and alluring, that is when I realized that unfortunately I already had too much to eat.

one conner of street by Tony Tu

one BBQ booth in night market by Tony Tu
If there is one place you can't miss in Taipei it must be Tamsui. Tamsui is a harbor with beautiful landscape and lots of historical buildings.  Walking on the old street I felt the charm of history, it was as though the time froze there and I was experiencing yesterday once again. Watching the sunset is a must here. In contrast with the small peaceful town you could fee the grandeur and enthusiasm of the sunset. I waited for almost two hours to see it and definitely it was worth the wait.

sunset in Tamsui by Tony Tu

Although my trip was short and I only shot limited number of photos Taipei has left such a deep impression on me, which I hope preserve as a reflection of an ordinary tourist.

the lady by Tony Tu

Thanks Tony for sharing this story and thank you for reading!

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Gregory Urbano  almost 2 years ago
Killer series of photos!
Awesome Account
Mark Wisecarver (inactive)  almost 2 years ago
Excellent! Very much appreciate this Glance and others.

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