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ItinerArts 4:41am, 11 February 2007
As I'm in Taiwan, my photo year will begin on February 17th--Chinese New Year, the Year of the Pig.
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CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Because SUVs get them stuck in the air intake ??

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ItinerArts 11 years ago
Infrastructure
6-8: Lately I've been taking a lot of gloomy, indoor shots... I suppose reflecting my gloomy, inward mood. A week of heavy rain tends to have that effect on me.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Pssst....we're throwing a RAVE at Glory's while she is away...
sunshinecity 11 years ago
*rain rain go away, come back another day*.... hope it works for you!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
I wasn't invited to the rave.
Hope the weather is improving along with your mood.
I can relate, I tend to be a dark and gloomy person--not from the weather but from my Portuguese heritage. Laughing while sad.
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6-9: Sign at Helen's school. On rainy days, there's at least a 50% chance that an umbrella will be hanging there.

And still the rain continues....
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6-11: "Barber"shop in Taipei. Certain barbershops here are rather special. The dark window is the best hint. If you go in looking for a haircut, you'll be disappointed; the ladies inside are interested in providing quite different services.

And still the rain continues.... with occasional breaks.
ItinerArts 11 years ago

6-12: A small part of Taipe's camera district. There are some advantages to living here.

Finally, a day with more sun than rain...but still the rain continues.
ItinerArts 11 years ago

6-13: You can always distinguish Japanese schoolkids by their distinctive backpacks.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hello there - very nice irony on the 9th and for sure there would be money spent if I walked down camera row !! Good stuff here...

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6-14: Another example of Taiwan wildlife in my building. Actual size about 13 cm (5 inches)-- not including antennae.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
ok GROSS!

I am amused by all the luminous signs in the shot from the 12th... crazy stuff!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Runnnnn !
ItinerArts 11 years ago
Heron
6-15: A heron fishing on the Tamsui river.
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No job too small....
6-16: A cobbler and his very small customer.

After two weeks, the rain seems to have stopped, so I'm trying to get more outdoor shots. Of course, soon the energy-sapping Taiwanese heat and humidity will have everyone wishing for more rain.
Jonathan W PRO 11 years ago
nice shot of the heron !
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
oooh, rich colours !
I should come by a lot more often
maybe I will ...

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
yes, you have such a wonderful splash of color.

i love the backpacks,
thanks for the tip on the barber shops!

that little insect is amazing.... i like how his antennae are striped. wow...
eelend PRO 11 years ago
wonderful colours

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jelliajamb 11 years ago
Hello -each pic here is a candy kaleidoscope! very fun to browse
Jennie
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
Fishing boats, Taiwan
6-18: Fishing boats on the Tamsui River.

Out of touch lately, as my modem isn't working... so no internet at home!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Taiwanese gondolas!!! LOL
love the "little customer" patiently waiting!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
Jonathan W PRO 11 years ago
really like the combo of the fishing boats and the large city behind them
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6-19: More vivid color.... must be a phase I'm going through.
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6-20: "Bee TV," the entertainment system on buses here, has brief English-language lessons. I thought this was an odd (or appropriate?) one to show on a bus.
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6-21: More insect life in Taiwan. This one looks like a very colorful, iridescent cockroach-- an unsettling mix of beautiful and repulsive. About 10 cm (4 inches).
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Squid vendor
6-22: Squid vendor. Squid-on-a-stick is a very popular street food here.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
did you taste it?
what is it like?


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Jonathan W PRO 11 years ago
hmm squid on a stick, sounds scarey lol.... and as eeland said did you try it ?
sunshinecity 11 years ago
yuk gross, on both counts: squid and insect
*shudder*

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ItinerArts 11 years ago
Come on, calamari is very common in Italian restaurants. Why is it worse on a stick? Griiled, with a spicy sauce-- delicious.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Some impressive insects and lots of street colour here! Such interesting and different scenes, "barber shops" and all. Your heron is outstanding.
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Flotsam
6-23: Flotsam in sunlight.
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6-24: A mind-numbingly hot day... but these girls were having a great time and didn't seem to mind.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
...yow you made trash in the water look interesting - bravo. Like the squid on a stick...gives you something to pick your teeth with afterwards !
ItinerArts 11 years ago

6-25: Manhole covers in Taiwan tend to have interesting designs, different in each neighborhood. This one is near my apartment.
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6-26: Keeping us safe from China-- or at least black market dvds.
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Rice bugger
6-27: Rice BUGGER-- a Japanese product in Taiwan. I hope they're not exporting it to Britain.
Glow* 11 years ago
Very interesting photos!
I am stunned by the insects sizes there!!!
And the barber shop, it lade me laugh;I'd never have guessed !
Rice burgers seems interesting...do they come in veggie style too ?
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Calamari gross me out no matter the shape, or form or where they are located on your dish!

I like the manhole designs!

sunshinecity
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Glow* 11 years ago
I like the umbrella photo too.
Did they explain why you shouldn't hang umbrellas there ?
Meelifluous PRO 11 years ago
Rice burgers? Hmmm, not so enticing.

Love the manhole cover.

Lots of great colors! Keep up the great work!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
that manhole was really beautiful


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ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
I think everyone missed the tortured Japanese English-- Rice BUGGER! (Rice BURGERS can actually be quite delicious, but I have to say no to the buggery.)
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6-28: Last day of final exams-- I just need to finish grading and it's summer vacation!
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6-29: New ultrasound! 26 weeks!
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6-30: Helen's new Crocs. Ugly, it's true, but they're the only shoes she can wear all day now that she's in the 6th month.
ItinerArts 11 years ago

7-1: Geckos are good luck, they say. If so, we're very, very fortunate people.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Yay Chichacks!!! That's what Geckos are called in Indonesia... I know how you feel... I lived in Indonesia for 4 years and we were always in great company. I actually don't mind them, they eat mosquitoes!!

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Glow* 11 years ago
I love geckos!!! :-))
And now I learn they eat mosquitos, that's good news!I should buy one for the summer ! hehe

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Dragonhide 11 years ago
Woowww... I hate it that I fell behind, you have such wonderful photos of a place that is so exotic to me.

Squid on stick sounds yummmmm.. I love squid. :)

Rice Buggers.. LOL

I'm amazed at the hi-def of the ultrasound.. My son is just 6 years old, and that makes his ultrasound look like stone ages.. wow!
ItinerArts 11 years ago

7-2: A frighteningly common sight in Taiepei: Mom, Dad, maybe 2 kids-- plus, occasionally, the family dog-- all on one small scooter.
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Stray
7-3: Stray dog in Taipei. Sad....
Meelifluous PRO 11 years ago
Beautiful ultrasound! And there is nothing wrong with crocs! Some people wear them EVERYwhere.

Hmmm, scooter as the new minivan? Where does the soccer ball go?
eelend PRO 11 years ago
what a sweet face

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ItinerArts 11 years ago
Packing for a 4-day trip to Hong Kong for Helen's birthday, but no time to post. Photos soon!
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7-4: Helen thought the spare tires in the background were a humorous comment on her appearance in the7th month.
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7-5: I agreed to give a lecture to Catholic school students from Hong Kong-- a very enthusiastic group.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Tell Helen she looks radiant! Beautiful!

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ItinerArts 11 years ago
Thanks!
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7-7: Helen minding her head on our first evening in Hong Kong.
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Since I was last here, the stunning colours continue; as CG pointed out, even the trash in the water is colourful and attractive. Your baby-to-be looks gorgeous, and Helen is petite and blooming. I'm one of those guys who wears Crocs all the time. I've got three pairs and rotate them. And that family crammed onto the scooter is classic.
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
wow, long time no see
shame on me !
you've got yourself a very colourfull stream !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
ItinerArts 11 years ago
Hong Kong
7-8: Typical tourists, after a day of wandering around Hong Kong we took the tram up to "The Peak" and enjoyed the nighttime view.
overge PRO 11 years ago
wow! life looks so different over there.. I'm wishing to find time and money and go visit all those places.. it's such a cultural breakdown that I'm sure one must come back feeling much less "my-culture-is-the-best"centric... btw.. lovely colours.. so alive!
Hope you are feeling better. Looks like you had a great adventure. I love the gecko.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
wow
a million lights
beautiful view

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ItinerArts 11 years ago

7-9: A littleof Hong Kong's famous population density.
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7-10: Helen's celerbration day. It was her 26th birthday, so we had afternoon tea here at the Peninsula Hotel, which she said had been her junior high school romantic fantasy. (Note birthday present in blue Tiffany bag.) We flew back to Taipei that night, and she learned that she had passed her quantum physics class, which means she graduates this semester-- finally.

So-- marriage, baby, degree in physics... all in one quarter-year. (Two out of the three for me, too!)

The blur at the bottom was condensation on the filter from humidity-- but I rather like the effect!
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
wow yeah me too, I like the condensation effect. that's pretty cool. I like the night shot of the city on the 8th and over all, yeah your photos make me think Taiwan is a very colorful place.

lots of big events in your life! I wish some of those things would happen to me! lol... congratulations... on everything!

--barb
(my dpd, my photostream)
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7-11: I came down with some kind of stomach flu the day after getting back to Taipei. Here's the clinic that meets most of my medical needs. Note the in-house pharmacy to the right-- typical here, and much more convenient.

LWG-- The colorful city lights photos are of Hong Kong-- a bit more spectacular than Taipei! And thanks for the congratulations!
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Summer storm
7-12: Just another of those sudden, torrential summer storms.
YoannLeGoff 11 years ago
Amazing, I had the same on the same day here.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Yikes - like Yoann says - we just got rid of that !

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Natacha.troiscafes 11 years ago
You live true amazing moments. wowww !
I love the photos you published of HK. beautiful.
ItinerArts 11 years ago
Pibette-- Thanks, but I think the life you see here-- rainstorms, visits to the doctor, the occasional short holiday-- is actually pretty ordinary.
ItinerArts 11 years ago
Daoist air conditioning
7-13: I wonder if the gods of Daoism could reduce my air conditioning bill?
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7-14: A lazy, quiet Monday. For lunch we enjoyed that typical Taiwanese treat, the chili dog.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
That is a spectacular nighttime shot of Hong Kong! And quite a downpour!

Congratulations to Helen the pretty pregnant physicist, seen just above eaating for two! I love her smile in the birthday photo.
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
Thanks, Rob. Yes, she is indeed eating for two-- a real increase in appetite recently! (She's worried about losing the weight in time for our trip to Greece next year.)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
eheh looks like she's really enjoying that hot dog!

I love the night shot of Hong Kong btw!
Happy belated birthday to the mommy-to-be!
= )
eelend PRO 11 years ago
mmmm that chilly dog looks so nice


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Well, life for you may seem ordinary and day-to-day; but all the photographs are not ordinary and your life seems pretty exotic to us.
Tell your wife not to worry about losing the weight, she looks adorable and doesn't look like she is overweight in any way.
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7-15: Bonus points to anyone who can translate.

edit-- Translation: Please do not throw paper towels in the toilet. Flush after using.
ItinerArts 11 years ago

7-16: She was waiting for at least half an hour, others meeting, coming & going all around her.
ItinerArts 11 years ago
Focus
7-17: Another day.
ReeBeckiSupergirl PRO 11 years ago
These are great shots of everyday life! I love how it feels like I have been given a glimpse into stranger's lives.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Whatever it says on 7-15, it is very neat and symmetrical.

The last two are really excellent studies, each portraying isolation, in a different way.
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
OK, I've provided a translation for 7-15.

Thanks, Rob & Becki!
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Barry, I have so much fun perusing your photos. They are truly excellent.

Regarding 6-20, there are those who would say they should be installed in the front seats of New York's taxicabs.

Regarding 6-27, an homage to our secretary of state?

7-10 gave me the most pause for thought. So many dimensions of Helen this photo and your narrative expose. I lot of thoughts come to mind; what profound commitment I see in her eyes; awareness of Helen's awesome accomplishment; how charming her fantasy coming true is; but what I am left with is how much Helen obviously loves you.

I like the woman's hand in the shot of 7-17, her seriousness, and the earnestness of the man. Other guys might be distracted by the woman's pretty legs.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Translation: Please do not throw paper towels in the toilet. Flush after using.
How many points do I get huh?? LOL

I wonder who/ what she was waiting for...

sunshinecity
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ItinerArts 11 years ago
Reflection in motion
7-18: The evening commute, reflected in the train window.
Jissy 11 years ago
wow - i havent been here in a while and i luurve the colour and perspective! Look's like Helen's doing well with the pregnancy- bet ya both can't wait!

the evening commute is so similar to mine here and btw i absolutely love the pic from 7-17!
ItinerArts 11 years ago
Bun-- Thanks for the kind & insightful words on Helen's photo..... I agree completely.

I'm often moved to take candid shots like the last three because they make me reflect on how enigmatic we really are to each other. The beautiful young woman and the rather nondescript businessman-- how can I even begin to guess at their lives? Which one is a liar, a suicide, a lunatic, a philanderer, a hero, an assassin, a saint? And the woman waiting-- Is she waiting for a husband, a child, a friend, a lover, an enemy? And why is that person late-- or not coming at all? Life is infinitely rich and each glimpse a potential novel.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
you started the novel right there.... I love your insight and thoughts!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago

7-19: We needed curtains, so we went to the huge, 3-storey fabric market to look at what was available. This is one small shop out of very, very many.
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7-20: I'm told that his small temple in Tiapie is the place to go and pray if you want to find a boyfriend/girlfriend or for success in your marriage. I told Helen that if I were single, I'd just hang around outside; it sounds like a great place to meet available women!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Good idea ! I always used supermarkets ...
sunshinecity 11 years ago
oh I love those colours!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
bunæn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by bunæn (member) 11 years ago
Yeah, those colors look nice and carnal.

*always used front porch. they usually are to be found cruising round and round the block stalking me. of course there haven't been but two. but that's just because I always live on a cul-de-sac.
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