|Architectural tiles at Bi-Shan Temple (click for detail)|
Walking around Taipei and Taiwan, I often come across scenes that might not add up to an individual post, but are too interesting just to file away. I have decided to initiate an occasional series using these photographic odds and ends.
There is no particular rhyme or reason for featuring these; they might be beautiful, scenic, interesting, scary, or humorous. Please let me know which ones you like.
From the balcony at Bi-Shan Temple, Neihu and Taipei seem to flow into the seams of the mountains:
A particularly Art Deco-looking dragonfly posed for this photo:
These spiky trees are seen all over Taiwan, and are often planted as ornamentals. I love their rather extreme look, although I question the wisdom of planting them along city streets due to those rather vicious thorns.
Click on the photo to get a better look at this huge spider (leg-span a good six inches), waiting for its next victim.
Finally, here are some fireworks that I recently saw from my balcony. This is a feature of living in a big city--I often see these displays, and although I am not sure of their origin, they certainly make things festive: