Monday, January 11, 2010

Taipei Gallery #1

I love Taipei (台北). It's a cool city filled with great tea, fantastic art, delicious food, and welcoming people. Here are a few photos from some of my past trips to this vibrant city.

Lane 5 of Lin Sen N. Road (林森北路)
(the elevator up to the Taipei Hostel is in the back left)

The roof top deck at Taipei Hostel

Entrance to a metro station with Taipei 101 in the distance.

My friend's shot of Taipei 101 dwarfing a
massive hotel in the bottom right corner

Looking down from Taipei 101

Longshan temple (龍山寺) built in 1738

At the National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物院)

Dude playing Disney songs on his koto

Big J. getting ready for some hot spring action up at Beitou (北投)

Don't let this Seattle boy's whiteness blind you!

Ximending (西門町) at night

The pretty old brick building in Ximending

Cute girl eating breakfast in Ximending

Cool mouse art

More cool mouse art!

Some elephant art for any of my sewing fans

Outdoor indie rock
(w/ this guy two necks are better than one!)

The Maokong Gondola (貓空纜車)
(I heard it's currently closed due to safety concerns)

D.W. brewing up some oolong tea at Maokong (貓空)

Posing in a Taipei park


Israel said...

Hey Brett,

Thanks for posting that photo of the Taipei Hostel entrance. It is going to come in handy when we are groping for a bed in the midst of our jet-lag. Have a great trip! Hope to see you.


Justice said...

Safe travels, brother -- can't wait to see the great photos you'll have from this year's trip! said...

That's beautiful! A different culture indeed!

Marlena said...

Wow, thanks for all the cool photos. Safe journeys.