Saturday, March 03, 2007

New Years street shooting

January 1, 2007 - I think these were shot in the same spirit that I mentioned earlier - riding around with the 2 out and shooting while riding. This is at an intersection on Roosevelt Road, a major north-south thoroughfare, but the green light suggests that this was shot while moving.

Why this street is named "Roosevelt" is beyond me. I think it's the only road in Taipei with a Western name, and even that is butchered when transcribed into Chinese. They pronounce it "Luo Su Fu". Does that resemble "Roosevelt" in any way? OK, in any way, maybe. But in any reasonable way? No.

In Japanese when Western words are transcribed, as funny sounding as they may be at the beginning, at least you can make sense of it. Whoops, I'm ranting.

Also at an intersection on Roosevelt Road, but obviously stopped.

The intersection of Roosevelt Road and Ai Guo Road, as evidenced by the National Concert Hall there. There was very little traffic that morning, it being Solar New Years Day and in rare deference to Western mores, it was a holiday. It was great riding around Taipei on a rare sunny day with so little traffic.

The Presidential Palace. There was so little traffic that I rode a big circle in the middle of this thoroughfare to get this straight-on shot of the Presidential Palace. There's always military stationed in front to protect it, but I guess that's the same in the U.S., isn't it?

iTunes soundtrack:
1. Contact (The Police)
2. 16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought Six (Tom Waits)
3. Undertow (remixed) (Genesis)
4. The Moth (Aimee Mann)
5. Mind Terrorist (Public Enemy)
6. Tea For One (Led Zeppelin)
7. Slow Dog (Belly)
8. Sunny Afternoon (live) (The Kinks)
9. Tame (The Pixies)
10. Trouble (Kristin Hersh)

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