Sunday, March 04, 2007

New Years Day

January 1, 2007 - For New Years Day, Solar New Years Day, I took the MRT all the way north to Danshuei Station, and then a bus to the mouth of the Danshuei River where there's a "Fisherman's Wharf" and a beach on the Taiwan Straits. They built a bridge to the Fisherman's Wharf area, but if you consider the topography, this bridge is totally superfluous, as Fisherman's Wharf is connected to land just a short ways away. They built a bridge just for the sake of building a bridge.

I wonder where the name "Fisherman's Wharf" came from. I thought it was a San Francisco thing, but there's also a "Fisherman's Wharf" in Kaohsiung, a newly refurbished, hip, waterfront area. At least they're trying to make it hip.

I had a t-shirt idea for Fisherman's Wharf with Worf from "Star Trek" sitting in a tiny rowboat dressed in fishing gear with a fishing line in the water. I thought it'd be cute.

On the beach.

The mouth of the Danshuei River from Fisherman's Wharf. I think the Fisheye 2 has a higher occurrence of blurry lomos than Bebe did, but OK. It's annoying but I kinda like it, too.

iTunes soundtrack:
1. It's Enough (Sleater-Kinney)
2. Help! (The Beatles)
3. I Never (Rilo Kiley)
4. Love (John Lennon)
5. Black Dove (January) (Tori Amos)
6. Stir It Up (live) (Bob Marley & the Wailers)
7. Hanadairou (Chitose Hajime)
8. The Kill (Fugazi)
9. Driving the Last Spike (live) (Genesis)
10. Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)


Rosie said...

I love these pictures! Your photographs are amazing, especially the beach shot which is beautiful. I have just put some fisheye shots up on my blog but they're not as lovely as yours. I'm adding you to my favourites, I shall be coming back to see more of your pictures!
Rosie x

keauxgeigh said...

thanks :) just ordinary life shots. I like yours - creative and adventurous!