A couple months ago our family visited the 2014 Nantou Sand Sculpture Festival [南投市貓羅溪畔沙雕藝術節]. One thing that separated this year’s festival with previous years was an emphasis on health and environmental issues. A few prominent sculptures warned on the dangers of nuclear power, deforestation, marine pollution and food safety.
Despite our complaining about how unsuitable our town was to hold the 2014 Taiwan Lantern Festival, that didn’t stop us from visiting several times. This post is a compilation of photographs taken at the Jhongsing Village Children’s Park during our visit with our son one evening and a visit with both of our children a few days later.
The once sleepy Jhongsing Village [中興新村] is now bustling with activity as it’s the location of the 2014 Taiwan Lantern Festival. The event started February 13th and runs through February 23rd. This annual event has been recently named one of the best festivals in the world by the Discovery Channel so I conjured up the energy to walk five minutes from my front door to check things out myself.
The giant horse undergoes final preparations for the 2014 National Lantern Festival in Jhongsing Village, Nantou County.
Athyma perius [白三線蝶]. Cross-posted on the Nymphalidae page.
I’ve recently begun using Instagram after purchasing a cellphone much smarter than my previous one. I have had a lot of fun with the program thus far and have stumbled across a lot of interesting photographs. Here is a small collection of pictures taken during January 2014.