Tag Archives: Taipei

Hiking Yangmingshan in the Rain

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http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=70933 It’s been a great couple of weeks of visitors, with Gerhard & Klara in town, touching down in Taipei as part of the Onizou world tour. Do take some time to check their web site at www.onizou.com to see the things they are up […]

Taipei Mega Architecture

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Intersections. I live pretty much slap bang downtown in Taipei, and I am forever amazed at the scale of my local motorway at the end of the street. The thing is, they posted it up on stilts, so it really does the double trick of […]

Andy Warhol in Taipei

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Andy Warhol at the CKS The latest ‘hot’ exhibition to visit in Taipei is th Andy Warhol retrospective at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall (at least, I think they changed the name back from ‘Democracy Memorial Hall’, when the DPP were pissing around with […]

Goodbye Year of the Pig

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It’s a little bit late to celebrate Chinese New Year, but these pictures have been sitting on my hard drive yearning to be posted. After living in Taipei for so long, it’s rare these days that I get a ‘holy shit!’ moment. But happen they […]

Open-Source Architecture

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Open-Source Architecture in Taiwan I am sure I could find some earnest academics somewhere postulating about Architecture 2.0, or some such thing, but the fact is that it is happening here in Taiwan right before your eyes. Unlike in the West (see top layer of […]

Danshui Run

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Considering I am a pretty keen cyclist, I am surprised how long it took me to get out on the cycle paths to Danshui. A good hour away at speed, we were somewhat compromised by the incredible numbers of bleeding folding bikes everywhere. Not to […]

Taipei Street Movies

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Wandering along Civic Boulevard the other evening, one of the local temples was putting on a show of movies, projected from proper reel, down the pavement. I am not quite sure who was supposed to be watching, as it only seemed to be the guy […]

Lads Bike Ride

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Nick prompted me last Sunday to head out with Justin for a pure fixie riding escapade off into the sunset. It’s another twist on the ‘getting together with friends’ Sundays, that seem to be blending in so well into my life … looking forward to […]

Digital Work Signs

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Awesome warning signs – sorry about the cam phone quality! On the way to lunch… Snapped some snaps at lunch time – what fantastic work sign warning graphics. Somewhat different from the ones I have talked about before … see here: Construction Signs Taipei The […]

Cycle Lanes in Taipei

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Cycle Lanes in Taipei The incredible increasing interest in cycling in the last year is encouraging the city government to install cycle lanes along some of the major streets in the city. It’s a great initiative, and I appreciate the spirit, but next time, how […]