February 2010

China My China

02.26.2010 by Mark Forman
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Eclectic set starting at the Taichung High Speed Rail station which runs same trains as the Japanese Shinkansen. Great ride. A blue door observed on morning photo walk. I do these Am photowalks several times a week usually starting at 6:30 AM. Ditto for race car on lift. The god structure includes a hall at it's base. […]


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Tiger, tiger, tiger…

02.21.2010 by Mark Forman
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As most of you who are familiar with the blog know-it is the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac cycle of years. Metal Tiger in fact since there are a different sub-set of 5 elements that rotates every 12 years within a 60 year set. The first and last image are from the Taichung Yuan […]


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Mr. Sandman

02.17.2010 by Mark Forman
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We were very fortunate on this day to capture the best of the spotty weather on this day to visit Nantou and the 2010 Sand Sculpture Festival. Nantou is a nice area mostly in the foothills and mountains and offers some great places to travel, hike, cycle, mountain climb etc. In fact it is the largest […]


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Like tigers on vaseline

02.14.2010 by Mark Forman
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  Here we are at yet another Chinese(Lunar) New Year-the Year of the Tiger in fact. Here is some background information: Tiger symbolizes such character traits as bravery, competitiveness and unpredictability. Tigers love to be challenged and will accept any challenge if it means protecting a loved one or protecting their honor. They don’t worry about the […]


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Architect(ed)

02.09.2010 by Mark Forman
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The Central Taiwan Science Park in Taichung, Taiwan is home to the major producers of LCD large screens for TV's and monitors. It is quite huge and usually appears deserted from the outside. The land is owned by TaiSugar a government owned company and the largest landlord in Taiwan. It's area is about the size of a […]


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The Scholar god

02.07.2010 by Mark Forman
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    The WenChang Temple is one of Taichung's oldest(1825) and dates back to the Ching Dynasty. It is dedicated to the scholar god so many students go there to pray for good exam scores which are crucial for their placement into the better schools and a better life.


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Amelia

02.05.2010 by Mark Forman
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Joni Mitchell has an amazing voice and she is a gifted musician as well. The thing I love about her the most is how she takes risks and continually experiments challenging herself and developing her art. Amelia is a song that she did with Jaco Pastorious one of the greatest musicians and bass players that ever lived.


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