Friday, February 23, 2007
December 23, 2006 - So the reason I was crossing the Danshuei River to Bali was to get to this museum. It's a museum documenting the archeological dig of the remains of the Shisanhang (十三行) Taiwanese aboriginal culture which was discovered in the 20th century. The museum was built pretty much on the site of the dig, so that was pretty nifty. You go through the museum and learn about the culture, and then you step outside and you're exactly where this culture existed.
This shot includes the entrance and exit of the museum. When you first walk into the exhibit areas, you're down at the bottom of this shaft. After you go through the exhibits, you exit by climbing the stairs which includes a timeline of sorts to the bridge in the upper left, which also has some information, I forget what. Then a set of stairs where I took this shot leads out to the exit.
Here's a close-up of the grid to the right of that umbrella: http://www.fotolog.com/digital_koji/19040407
Looking out the window near the exit of the museum. Got some strangers in the shot, thanks to fisheye.
Oh, so the previous shots were taken inside that brick structure on the right. This is a deck on the roof of the museum which includes a cafe at the far end. Unusual place to put it since it is so far removed from the museum and not readily accessible. Can't be good for business. If I had designed this building, I would have made this area accessible from that brick structure, instead of having the exit on the opposite side, necessitating coming all around the building to get here.
I try to avoid getting my shadow in shots, but sometimes it's impossible. Note the "Power Lomo" pose. Part Wonder Twins activate, part Sailor Moon. OK, I'm on drugs. Or need to be.
1. Thank You (Dreams Come True)
2. Keep It Clean (Camera Obscura)
3. You Really Got Me (live) (The Kinks)
4. Vroom Vroom Coda (King Crimson)
5. Money (Pink Floyd)
6. Off This Century (Unwound)
7. Insomnia (Versus)
8. Stockton Gala Days (10,000 Maniacs)
9. Incident at 66.6 FM (Public Enemy)
10. Silver Strings (Helium)