Sunday, November 26, 2006

Southland II

August 27, 2006 - The lovely Hyun Ae at the Tainan train station, waiting to catch the train back to Kaohsiung before the rain started coming down.

August 29, 2006 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Folk in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, are . . . well, I don't want to stereotype them by calling them provincial yokels, but they aren't that into panoramic views. When they build tall buildings, and there aren't that many, they don't make a point of reserving an upper floor for an observation deck.

This was the best my uncle could do, in a restaurant in the upper floors of a hotel where my uncle goes to sauna. Not bad. Kaohsiung is pretty non-descript, I can't even tell which direction this is, and I'm geeky about stuff like that. There is just nothing here worth mentioning!

I have to stop writing and publish this. The internet at my house is down and I'm at the public library and the guy sitting across from me is stinking to high hell.

iTunes soundtrack:
1. Marriage Tree (Throwing Muses)
2. Ade (David Byrne - "The Catherine Wheel")
3. Styrofoam Boots/It's All Nice on Ice, Alright (Modest Mouse)
4. Xanadu (Electric Light Orchestra w/Olivia Newton-John)
5. Zooropa (U2)
6. Blow Away (for Bill) (Kate Bush)
7. Symphony No. 8, II. Allegreto Scherzando (Beethoven)
8. Anywhere I Lay My Head (Tom Waits)
9. Gimme Gimme ("Thoroughly Modern Millie")
10. Left-Hand Suzuki Method (Gorillaz)


Anonymous said...

(okay that was weird, it made me log in to blogger and then redirected me to my blog dashboard)

but i was trying to say i really like the way the clouds look in that bottom picture. it always seems like there's nothing to take pictures of when we actually have our camera, but tons of pictures when we don't. :(

keauxgeigh said...

Yea, this film did blue skies really well. Unfortunately, I brought the negatives to New Jersey and didn't note what film it was. I need to start noting what film was used when I put things on computer in case something catches my attention.

I hate when that happens, when "seeing" is good, but no camera. I don't leave home without my digi point and shoot, and the fisheye is always in my backpack, but sometimes the light will be perfect for black and white, and SLRs are too bulky to carry all the time.