Nature versus Nurture
I recently spent some time walking around the grounds of the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute [國立臺灣工藝研究發展中心] in Nantou County’s Caotun Township. The facility is located along the mighty Provincial HWY #14 that once served as the main route to Sun Moon Lake. The traffic along this road has decreased substantially since the construction of Freeway #6 which allows tour buses to completely bypass Caotun on their way to Sun Moon Lake.
The National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute
This was the first outdoor sculpture that caught my eye. Here’s an up-close image from the sculpture:
As you can see, I had a lot of fun taking architectural shots when I came here.
My Kind of Blue on Gray
Despite having a population of nearly 100,000, Caotun is considered the countryside by many city slickers here in Taiwan. Taking that in consideration, I wasn’t completely surprised when I saw water buffalo grazing.
What a Load of Bull
Before long, I came across this seemingly erratic collection of colorful shapes:
Tetris on Psilocybin
There is, however, a method to the madness: This piece was put up in celebration of the Year of the Dragon and makes that character when viewed from the front:
Enter the Dragon Character [龍 (lóng)]
I hope you enjoyed these images as much as I enjoyed taking them. If you have any constructive criticism, please don’t hesitate to add it below.