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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Some Culture in Taichung

A while ago we took a trip to the Taichung Art Museum on Wu-Chuan Road. My son is into drawing so I figured he would enjoy the trip and he did. Besides the art hanging on the wall, there was an impressive amount of "Digital Art" which mostly consists of short movies and photos projected on the wall. My kid's favorite part of all was the "movable building" where you stand in front of a laser sensor and it automatically builds a building in approximately your shape on the giant projection screen complete with groaning creaking building sound effects. It was quite fun and we Overall it was a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience.

Outside the front of the museum is a large display of
jugs in a maze formation. They are all wired
and light up at night.

Inside the museum's main hall.

The red cube on the museum front lawn. In the
background, one of the many apartment buildings
under construction - is Taichung in a housing bubble?

Before or after wandering around the museum, enjoy lunch at one of the fancy restaurants across Wu-Chuan Road . This was the famous Greek Restaurant where I enjoyed an awesome "Cheese Salad" with bleu Cheese and Olives.. mmm

This picture is on the grounds outside the Taichung
Science Museum which is equally worth visiting. Note,
more buildings under construction in the background.

Thanks for stopping by, and this concludes the blogging post today on Taichung Museums. I leave you with a cute picture drawn by our young budding artist. Take Care!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Feng Jia

Last weekend we spent some time walking around the Feng-Chia Night Market in Taichung, Taiwan on Saturday night. What a difference from our little night market in Yuanlin! We've been there before a few times, but this time we really worked our way through all the different alleys and bowels of the market. Of course it was packed and people were everywhere. Most of the vendors had lines at their stands waiting for delicious goodies. I sampled stinky tofu, sausages, ice cream and fried chicken salad. It was a great time. I dragged the camera along the whole time and it wasn't until I saw an old motorcycle carrying a load of propane tanks that I thought I had a decent shot. I had to hurry up though because the rider was coming back from his stop at the tea stand. Here are the pictures from the night.

Lots of people in line for snacks at Feng-Chia

Fried Chicken Salad Stand

Just an ordinary shot of an old motorcycle carrying Propane
tanks to fuel the night market friers

I decided to jazz up the shot a little bit by setting
up the tripod and doing a longer exposure.

Better be quick.. the rider comes back.