This post is the third and final post of the series. This one focuses on the Old Taichung Winery. The photos in this post were taken in the areas of the winery that haven’t been renovated for exhibition use. The winery is a paradise of decay, corrosion, colors, and textures to feast your eyes on.
Welcome to part two of the three part series on the Taiwan Design Expo. We didn’t spent too much time in the exhibition halls, as most were pretty crowded. That’s not to say there wasn’t any interesting stuff.
演 [yǎn] – to develop / to evolve / to practice / to perform / to play / to act
This post is the first of a three part series of yesterday’s visit to the Taiwan Design Expo with my friend and fellow blogger Mark Forman. The second part will focus on displays at the expo that didn’t have anything to do with non-functional robots, while the third will focus on the old Taichung Winery, where the event is being held through October 18.
I had the great pleasure of heading up to Baguashan [八卦山] this morning to check out the Tung Blossoms on the Wolongpo [臥龍坡步道] and Tengshan Trails [藤山步道]. These trails are two of several scenic areas visitors can flock to for the 2009 Hakka Tung Blossom Festival [2009客家桐花祭]. There were several booths as well as a stage set up in front of Fengtian Temple [鳳天宮] for the event. I arrived before any of the vendors, so there was nothing distracting me from starting my walk down the Wolongpo Trail [臥龍坡步道].
Usually before I go cycling I’ve already decided several days ahead of time where I’ll be going. Today was different. I hadn’t decided where I would be going as I finished breakfast this morning. I got on my bike and headed in the direction of the Pingding Sacred Tree, as there are many choices of routes available once there. I felt a rumbling in my stomach, so turned around to go to the big 7-11 on Zhongzheng Rd. This particular 7-11 rates high in terms of clean restrooms. Had it not been for the unexpected bout of abdominal bloating, I probably would have gone to the Pingding Sacred Tree and come back through Jhongliao like I usually do.
After leaving 7-11 I decided to head in the direction of Baguashan [八卦山]. I entertained the idea of cycling to Changhua and ascending Baguashan from the Giant Buddha Statue one of my six year old students can’t stop talking about.
Ninety-Nine Peaks [九九峰)], view the large.
On Saturday, I went with Da-xiang, a family friend to the hot springs of Taichung County’s Guguan [谷關]. The first part of our journey was spent on HWY 14, which will probably be much more pleasurable to cycle on once the monstrous HWY 6 is completed giving motorists a faster option to Sun Moon Lake.
The Taiwan Glass Exhibition Hall [台灣玻璃館], founded by Taiwan Mirror Glass Enterprise LTD. provides local artists a place to showcase their work. The museum is free of charge and a welcome escape from the heat for anyone visiting Lugang on a hot day.
Taking advantage of a fine day on the eve of Typhoon Jingmi’s arrival I decided to do some cycling on the Chingcing Bikeway [長青自行車道] along Baguashan [八卦山]. The weather was nice and cool when I set out at 6 am on Saturday. After a quick stop at Family Mart and another stop for breakfast I began my journey through Nantou City [南投市]. Along the way, a van was being overtaken by nature: