Like the Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch [臺北市立圖書館北投科], Neihu Elementary School [內湖國小] in Nantou County [南投縣] is an excellent example of what a public building in Taiwan can look like when a community steps away from the norm of building more and more massive concrete structures to serve the populace.
We had originally planned to go to Sitou Forest Park [溪頭森林遊樂區], however once we got there we were disappointed to find that there were no places to park from the volume of families that were visiting at the time (cars were parked up and down the roads leading up to entrance). Driving down the mountain, we pulled over when we spotted the school, it looked like a decent place to stretch out after being in the car for so long.
The area turned out to be a great place to stop, the school’s campus complimented rather than clashed with its natural surroundings.
Giving me amply time to get a decent photo, this little reptile showed more patience than most people do:
The number of people visiting grew exponentially by the time we were leaving (my guess is other poor souls who went up to Sitou Forest only to find it was overcrowded):
See you next time!