Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Taipei Lantern Festival, part 2

March 2, 2007 - Drat! I didn't mean so long to pass between posting Lantern Festival lomos, but I went down to Kaohsiung to visit relatives and the wireless was kaput. Anyway, Year of the Pig, pig-themed lanterns, big deal. In the background there is the Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall, which ironically houses a huge statue of Taiwan's #1 Superstar Dictator, responsible for 40 years of martial law (even though 12 of those years were after his death) and tens of thousands of extra-judicial killings.

Military guard walking down the steps to, you know, protect the piggie lanterns.

iTunes soundtrack:
1. We Go Together ("Grease")
2. Grizabella, the Glamour Cat (T.S. Eliot - "Cats")
3. Body and Soul (Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra)
4. The Howler (King Crimson)
5. In the Evening (Led Zeppelin)
6. Rip Her to Shreds (Blondie)
7. Circle (Sarah McLachlan)
8. (New Wave) Polly (Nirvana)
9. Portrait (He Knew) (Kansas)
10. Gambare Amuse (Yuko Hara)


ocgal22 said...

Hey! I was supposed to in Taipei at the end of last week, but had an unexpected change in itinerary and ended up going to the U.S. instead. Although it sounds like you weren't in town, which makes this whole comment irrelevant (other than it's the thought that counts!). :)

keauxgeigh said...

it is the thought that counts! I've been thinking that it's high time they send you to Taipei for a meeting, but I guess I would prefer heading back to the U.S., too!

gilda said...

ooh i LOVE lomo!!! i used to be a crazed lomographer... until my 2nd lca died on me and it was really sad having to pay all that money. but i love my fisheye camera and always use it with colorflash!! your pictures of taiwan were really colorful! love em!

keauxgeigh said...

Thanks! I've never owned an LCA, so I'm kind of a lomo poseur, haha! But at least I'm having fun with the fisheye. hope to see some of your shots