TAIPEI my video

June 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

SHOT LIST

Light rail to Taipei Zoo.  Automatic train without a driver.

Sogo Department store

U2 clothing store – not associated with the Irish band.

Pedestrian crossing lights – speed up when time is short.

Private (semi legal) clothing for sale stall common outside any major shop not open.

Main Station Area.  New skyscraper now fills the empty air space with more on their way.

McDonalds TV ad featuring a local pop star and some kind of diet claim.

Chinese Opera features young women, noisy musical instruments, and a story.

Bushy-tailed squirrel at Peace Park (National Taiwan University Hospital MRT station).

Small kitten.

Inside a temple – i.e. Longshan Temple – a relaxing an interesting experience.

Liberty Square and Memorial Hall in distance.  Tiles have been changed or replaced.

Wok and Night Market food cooking

221 Peace Park – many photographs on display in memory of ‘victims’. Please visit.

Taiwan President campaigning for a re entry seat to the United Nations (2007).

 

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CHANGING OF THE GUARD

February 19, 2015 § Leave a comment

New music added tonight.

OLD TAIPEI

November 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Nanjing Road West and ChongQing Road - not far from Carrefour Store and much more.

Nanjing Road West and ChongQing Road – not far from a Carrefour Store and much more.

REMEMBER TAIPEI TEN YEARS AGO

June 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Pictures from 2004. Changes may not be very apparent to everyone.

Changes may not be very apparent to everyone.

Senator Hotel was like a 1950s detective movie location.  Neon sign outside my window overlooking ChangAn Road West.

Senator Hotel was like a 1950s detective movie location. Neon sign outside my window overlooking ChangAn Road West.

 

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi building

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi building

 

A few very large new buildings are replacing the small houses.  The old area of Taipei alongside the river.

A few very large new buildings are replacing the small houses. The old area of Taipei by the river. This view from Shin Kong building – no longer open to the public.

Not a friendly-looking cat.

Not a friendly cat.

SPEAKING CHINESE

August 31, 2013 § Leave a comment

This YouTube link will lead to more tips.  I wonder if there are lessons on speaking Taiwanese on YouTube?  A few words in Taiwanese are useful when using taxi cabs, buying things in night markets and speaking with ordinary people.

F-15 SIMULATOR

August 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

At the Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition 2013, last week.  Demonstration by an expert and at the end, by a learner.  This writer had a try – not recorded.  Fabulous opportunity open to the public.

TAIPEI AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE EXHIBITION 2013

August 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

Missiles made in Taiwan - for defense of the nation.

Missiles made in Taiwan – for defense of the nation.

Designed and manufactured for specific use by and for Taiwan's military. A frightening small weapon.

KESTREL ROCKET LAUNCHER. Designed and manufactured for specific use by and for Taiwan’s military. A frightening small weapon.

Model of the real IDF.  The Indigenous Defense Force fighter jet.Model of the real IDF. The Indigenous Defense Force fighter jet.

An outstanding exhibit offers a chance to get in the cock-pit of a fighter jet.  This 'reporter' did not do very well, requiring help with all aspects.

An outstanding exhibit offers a chance to get in the cockpit of a fighter jet. This ‘reporter’ did not do very well, requiring help with all aspects.

Girls in uniform were fun to be photographed with.

Girls in uniform were fun to be photographed with.

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