Today’s national holiday gave me a chance to pop over to the Breeze Center on Fuxing North Road and poke around the HeySong Pavilion there. Continue reading Physical and digital nostalgia at HeySong Pavilion
“The calm after the storm”: otherwise entitled “The cleanup starts”. Continue reading The calm after the storm
Probably not the most sensible display to put outside a store when a super typhoon is approaching! I presume that everything was moved inside before the wind really started biting. Continue reading Typhoon Dujian
How time flies! It must be at least four years since I last visited the old gold mining town of Jiufen (九份), even though it’s only about an hour away from Taipei. Continue reading Return to Jiufen
The densely-populated suburb of Luzhou (蘆洲) isn’t exactly at the top of any lists of Taipei tourist hot spots, but the street market around the Baohe Temple (保和宮) and Yonglien Temple (湧蓮寺) does have a certain chaotic charm to it with its colorful stalls and raucous vendors. Continue reading Taipei Explorations: Luzhou
I always enjoy the traditional Chinese New Year’s Eve ritual of making offerings to the ancestors of my wife’s family before everyone tucks into dinner. Continue reading Happy New Year of the Goat!
When I was walking around Dihua Street (迪化街) on Saturday, I couldn’t help wondering whether the Taipei City government has missed a trick in its gentrification of the area. Continue reading Smart Gentrification?
Located on Dihua Street, the delightful Xiahai Chenghuang Temple is home to statues of the Taipei City God Chenghuang and his wife, as well as a legendary Chinese matchmaking deity and 600 other gods. No surprise therefore that it is said to have the highest statue density of any temple in Taiwan (though I am not sure who measures such things). Continue reading Taipei Xiahai City God Temple