My trip to Taiwan, 7-19 March 2005

Short picture descriptions, starting from upper left. Click on a picture to get a larger image.

  1. Scooters are everywhere...
  2. ESPN announcement for a broadcast of an NBA game.
  3. Near the entrance to the astrophysics facilities. This is a beautiful and modern campus.
  4. A familiar product in an unfamiliar guise!
  5. Night basketball on campus.
  6. A stream and woods on campus.
  7. A rice paddy, shot out the window of the train on the way to Taroko.
  8. River in Taroko National Park.
  9. Rapids in the river.
  10. Marble is everywhere in the park, and here we see several stripes.
  11. Chocolate milk-like flow caused by the rain.
  12. Calligraphy of "nine turns of the dragon's tail" in Taroko.
  13. A still area of the river, showing impressive clarity.
  14. Rock formations showing differential uplift produced by tectonic activity.
  15. More differential uplift, displayed by marble striping.
  16. The Chiang Kai-Shek memorial museum, a nice place to visit...
  17. ...but only if you wear appropriate clothing!
  18. A nice reflection in a pool in the gardens near the CKS memorial.
  19. Some students choreograph their dance moves to hip-hop music.
  20. And some others practice defending themselves.
  21. Aquatic bird in the CKS memorial gardens.
  22. A nice heron-like bird, also in the gardens.
  23. Photo at a dim sum restuarant apparently considered one of the best in the world by the New York Times. From left: Peter Meszaros, Henk Spruit, Rosa Taam, weird-looking dude, Ron Taam. Picture taken by Debra Meszaros.
  24. Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world.
  25. Maybe I will come again!
  26. Entrance to the Theoretical Institute for Advanced Research in Astrophysics, a great place to visit.
You can also watch and hear some chinese opera music being performed. I took this movie in the gardens near the Chiang Kai-Shek memorial museum.


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