Monday, October 08, 2007

commute photo essay - exit #2, Treasure Hill

Before continuing with the lomos, Typhoon Krosa hit Taipei this weekend and has left the riverside bikeways and parks, which are really a clever disguise for floodplains, a wreck. Which is a good thing! They did their job and kept Taipei from being flooded! I did go out and re-shoot some of the same things I shot for this photo essay.

I rode home today on the bikeways, and it was like riding on a beach because much of it is covered in mud from being completely submerged. A real mess.

Treasure Hill. This path leads from the bikeway to pretty close to where the first exit leads to. The advantage of this way is that it eliminates one street crossing, and there's only one short steep hill, instead of that long ramp leading up from the bikeway to the Fuhe Bridge. Unfortunately, this exit option is closed now for construction, and I don't know if they'll re-open it to public passage once they're done. The pipes shown here were probably for the construction. I don't know what those buildings are or why it's called Treasure Hill. I think they're residences, but they look damaged.

This might be a clue to why it's called Treasure Hill. That's a Taoist temple which has the word "寶" in it's name, which means "treasure". I dunno. That's the path on the left coming from the bikeway. The buildings from the first lomo can be seen through the trees.

iTunes soundtrack:
1. Kuki (Shiina Ringo)
2. Intruder (Peter Gabriel)
3. My Generation (The Who)
4. Tune the Rainbow (Maaya Sakamoto - "RahXephon")
5. All Day and All of the Night (live) (The Kinks)
6. That Was My Love (Ani DiFranco)
7. The Waiting Room (live) (Genesis)
8. Because You're Young (David Bowie)
9. Master Blaster (Jammin') (Stevie Wonder)
10. Forgotten Sons (live) (Marillion)


joyce said...

i was wondering about that typhoon...glad the floodwalls did their job!

keauxgeigh said...

several people in the States mentioned the typhoon, it's weird hearing that a typhoon hitting this tiny island made some news there.