Tuesday, January 30, 2007

two ways to school


December 7, 2006 - Heping East Road (和平東路). To go to Shida, there was only one way. Out my front door, turn left. But with the Taida campus so large, and relatively to the rear of my apartment, I can turn right or left. And even then, turning right, there are multiple ways to get to the Chinese Language Center. The quickest and most direct way is also the most boring, so I rarely walk it, and I only ride it when I'm in a rush.

So turning right, I walk down Heping East Road, and there are any number of streets on the next block, between Jianguo and Fuxing South Roads, that I can turn right down to get to class. It depends if I want to go directly to the building, or look for something to eat. More on that later.

The above lomo is from still before elections, as the footbridge is swamped with the candidate banners.


December 12, 2006 - Turning left out my door, there's really only one way to go, and that is to make another left immediately, and that way goes to the campus entrance at the northwest corner, where this building sits. The domed top of the gymnasium (體育館) is the most distinct architectural feature on the Taida campus when viewed from far away. I've never been inside, but as a language student, unlike at Shida, I can sign up and pay for access. But since I run or ride, there's no need.

iTunes soundtrack:
1. Cortez the Killer (Neil Young & Crazy Horse)
2. Candyman (Siouxsie & the Banshees)
3. Crooked Teeth (Death Cab for Cutie)
4. One for the Vine (Genesis)
5. Social Studies (David Byrne - "Music for the Knee Plays")
6. Rael (The Who)
7. Hey Now (Talking Heads)
8. Giant (Throwing Muses)
9. Am I Going Insane? (Radio) (Black Sabbath)
10. Winter Rose/Love Awake (Wings)

2 comments:

joyce said...

i like that shot of the flags on the bridges! your new school's buildings look way fancy, very nice. and i kinda like the blurry night shots with the ghosts.

keauxgeigh said...

Haha, it's the Taiwanese equivalent of election spam in our mailboxes. Taida is a super nice campus, it would fit right in with the nicer campuses in the U.S.

And I do need to take more advantage of the Fisheye 2's capabilities. I haven't been doing enough of that.