The previous four photographs were taken during a recent school outing to the 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan [921地震教育園區]. The museum was built on the site of Guangfu Junior High School [光復國中] which partially collapsed during the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that stuck central Taiwan in the early morning of September 21, 1999. The museum is fascinating, has a lot of interactive exhibitions, and in my opinion is central Taiwan’s best museum. Television personality Jill Wang [王瑋瑜] and her crew from Formosa TV [民視FTV] were filming a program during our visit and she was kind enough to pose for a photograph.
From the information plaque:
This sphere’s glass and bronze represents the clear and the solid, the soft and the hard, and other such opposites – expressing the ancient Chinese Taoist concept of yin and yang, the eternal opposites that together are the source of life. Water flows through the stainless steel gap between the two sides. This piece symbolizes that all life originates in the harmonious interaction between yin and yang.
This interesting piece of public art rests outside Taoyuan International Airport.
This post contains a trio of photographs featuring Puli’s Paper Dome [紙教堂]. For further information and more photographs check out a post from a 2010 visit.
A traffic hazard exists every spring in Jhongsing Village as motorists slow down to glance at the abundance of lotus flowers in bloom along the ponds lining Shengfu Road. On weekends the ponds attract families, photographers, and photographer families from across the area. This small collection of photographs was taken over the course of three brief visits during lunch breaks in late May and early June.
I recently found a plastic toy camera. The camera is of unknown make and model but was a part of some sort of promotional giveaway from yesteryear. I loaded it with a roll of Fujicolor Superia 200 [as various speeds of Superia are the only film available in the greater Jhongsing Village-area] and walked around town with it during a few lunch breaks over the past couple of months. Here are a handful of those shots.