Jennifer Patience's Taiwan Posts

Head of the Kuomintang from 1925, Chiang Kai-Shek left the Chinese mainland after the communist takeover in 1949, and arrived in Taiwan. He remained as…

Standing at the bottom of Taipei 101 [photoblog.com], the world's tallest building (at the time of writing), and looking up is almost as stomach churning as…

The preparation of the artists [photoblog.com] at the Taipei Eye is incorporated into the pre-show. It's fascinating to watch them apply the make-up,…

Beijing has its bicycles, Laos has its tuk-tuks [photoblog.com] and Taipei has its scooters. At every traffic light and junction you see them in droves. …

I like how this photograph reflects how the Taipei transport system is organised. On the ground the roads are for the cars and many motorcycles. Above them,…

Every evening the night markets in Taipei are buzzing with activity and while some [photoblog.com] are really just tourist traps, others are full of tourists…

Framing the entrance to a public square that houses the Chiang Kai-Shek memorial hall, the National Theatre & Concert Hall was a traditional Chinese gate. In…

On my first trip to Taipei I was staying near the railway station, and every morning would walk across the bridge past this art shop. I thought the faces in the…

In some places you visit, you get a feeling of a sense of harmony between nature and architecture. This pagoda from Hsiangte temple in the Taroko Gorge sits…

If this shot [photoblog.com] is a little too close, by pulling back a couple of feet you get a slightly better view.

I noticed a lot of public art around Taipei, a good sign of a thriving art scene. This enormous dragonfly was part of an insect series in the Taroko Gorge in…

Also at Taipei Zoo [photoblog.com] were these terrapins also managing to blend into their environment by looking like rocks and large pebbles.

Taken in Taipei Zoo, elephants are great subjects for monotone photographs especially when surrounded by rocks.

Throughout the Taroko Gorge are signs advising to take care because of potential rockfall. On occasion you get to see why.

Leaving the main street and entering Longshan Temple in Taipei is like stepping into a colourful capsule. While it's not big in size it is splendid in colour…

The strangeness of spray and mist at the Taroko Gorge [photoblog.com] in Hualien can conjure up some strange images. As we were walking through a rock tunnel I…

Because of the effects of the typhoon on Taiwan's east coast, the recollections and photographs I have of Taroko Gorge [photoblog.com] are full of mist and…

Taking the train down the east coast from Taipei to Hualien isn't as scenic as taking the coast road, but there are some interesting views along the way.

On the east coast, a couple of hours or so from Taipei by train is one of Taiwan's most popular destinations, Taroko National Park. Apparently Taroko means…

The entrance to the infamous Snake Alley in the centre of Taipei. Thankfully I didn't see any snake skinning, rather there were torpid looking pythons and…
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