10/10 Taichung City Google+ Photowalk

Taichung Google+ Photowalk
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During the Double Ten holiday I met up with photographers Mark Forman, Darren Melrose, David Lin, and Joe Lin for the first ever Google+ Photowalk held in Taiwan.  We met at Taichung Train Station and worked our way through Jianguo Market, Taichung Park, and Yizhong Street.  Here’s a small collection of photographs taken during the walk:
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Taichung Photowalk Roundrobin [August edition]

8/28 Taichung Photowalk
On Saturday, I met up with bloggers Mark Forman and David Reid for a photowalk in downtown Taichung.  Our walk took us through areas near Taichung Train Station.  Walking across from the station we began our tour through a once robust area which has decreased in importance as Taichung’s center of gravity has shifted.  The photo used at the top of this post is of one of the many abandoned buildings which are prevalent on that side of town.  We walked through the Jade Market and Taichung Park before heading to Yizhong Street and completing our loop back to the train station.

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Taichung – Worldwide Photowalk

The things people do to their dogs...
I met up with Mark and David for the Taichung-edition of Scott Kelby’s Third Annual Worldwide Photowalk.  Mark led us around Taichung’s West District on a hot and overcast Saturday afternoon.  Although I didn’t come back with any stellar shots, it was a lot of fun exploring with great company.
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Taichung’s Rainbow Military Dependents’ Village

Rainbow Military Community
We headed to Taichung City’s Chun An Military Dependents’ Village [春安眷村] this morning before the heavy rains came.  The village has become popular from the paintings by Huang Yung-fu [黃永阜], a veteran in his mid-80s who has transformed this once nondescript village into a vibrant tourist destination for young couples and families.
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Taichung Photowalk

As mentioned in the yesterday’s post, over the weekend I met up with Mark Forman, David Ried, and Darren Melrose for a photowalk in Taichung. My previous post featured my favorite photographs from Saturday’s get-together taken by the other photographers.  Mark, David, and Darren have also posted their favorite photographs from everyone.

Here are six of my own shots that I took during the photowalk that I personally like and weren’t featured elsewhere:
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Jianguo Market Photowalk

Jianguo Market
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Over the weekend I met up with Taichung-based photographer/blogger Mark Forman over in his stomping grounds for some photography and conversation.  Our first stop was Taichung’s Jianguo Market [建國市場], located a stone’s throw from the train station.  Like others in Taiwan, the market is a total assault on the senses.  I am gradually getting over my apprehension to photograph strangers thanks in part to an excellent guide written by Darren Melrose last year and in part to taking walks like this and realizing I can only take so many pictures of fresh produce on a table.  For those waiting for my still life pictures from the walk, you’ll have to wait because they are sitting on an unfinished roll in my FM2.

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Taiwan Design Expo [3 of 3] – The Old Taichung Winery

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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.
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