Silent Tree Screams

by Mark Forman on April 29, 2017

Maybe this is inane in it's obviousness but I'm so spellbound by red in the world around me. I like other colors as well but red always grabs me. Got to be true to what you feel I guess. This shot was taken in a part of my city-Taichung, Taiwan that is going through some major changes. They are adding many new roads through this are a because the railroad line used to run on the ground-now it's been elevated so it allows the city to add many new roads. I guess I like the newness and the chaos. So we're working on a red chaos theme here at BBluesman today... 😀 There is also a big temple in this area on the other side of the main market in town which is in the process of moving to new area on this side of the old tracks as well. Lots of upheaval and changes in the name of progress.

Taichung like all of Taiwan's cities was designed by its former Japanese colonial master. Hence the core and original flavor of Taiwan's cities is very much like Japanese cities-government buildings all built in the colonial style of architecture which is very early 20th century European in flavor. The other key element of Japanese cities are the train station is the hub and the city flows out from it. That still exists here but it is being altered here in mealtime with elevated railway line and new MRT line being built and ready to start running by the end of the year. This is kind of exciting for me to witness. I didn't see nearly this much infrastructure development during my 60's/70s youth in Brooklyn.

Check out this classic jam from back in the day-I reconnected with it on Spotify last night. I've actually been listening to music with the earbuds in each night before I drift off into my own private David Lynch movie.

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