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in Taiwan Kaohsiung . 台灣高雄 . 珍愛碼頭--夜之印象 (高雄愛河)

喜歡夜的光影 更喜歡泛著光的水面

 

珍愛碼頭,一處位於愛河終點的浪漫所在

 

真愛碼頭原是散裝貨輪碼頭,但隨著貨櫃輪興起而逐漸沒落,以致閒置。高雄市政府交通局向交通部高雄港務局租藉此碼頭,由高雄市政府工務局開發,推動河港交通航線計畫,做為河運及港運的轉運站。

真愛碼頭以雪白風帆為主題,結合花卉構成的藝術設計,雙座風帆的造型分別對著高雄市區及旗津渡輪碼頭,藉此象徵高雄市與海港對話,為了節約能源,在風帆上面將有太陽能發電板與發電量顯示器的裝置。配合濱海公園設置觀景、休憩高架木棧步道平台及景觀植栽綠化。

 

eng.taiwan.net.tw/m1.aspx?sNo=0002121

It has stayed abreast of Taiwan's recent progress and prosperity; expanding and modernizing, the city strides into the 21st century as a newly emerging international metropolis. Beginnin centuries ago, Kaohsiung was called "Dagou," transliterated from the name of local aborigines. Disturbed by the violence of pirates in the area, in 1563, the "Daguo" tribe eventually moved to the site of present-day Pingtungcity. This name persisted until 1920, when the city's name was changed to Kaohsiung.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_River

Love River

The Love River or Ai River (simplified Chinese: 爱河; traditional Chinese: 愛河; pinyin: Ài Hé) is a river (canal) in southern Taiwan. It originates in Renwu Township, Kaohsiung County, and flows 12 kilometers (8 miles) through Kaohsiung to Kaohsiung Harbor. Love River is the spine of Kaohsiung, playing a similar role to the River Thames of London. It is of great cultural significance to the people of Kaohsiung and plays an important role in its economy and tourism. A riverside park, the Love River Park, runs along the riverbank in downtown Kaohsiung City. A night market operates in the park, and there are three outdoor cafés, often with live bands. Boats which hold about fifteen people take tourists up and down the river. The scenery is enhanced by attractive city structures near the river, such as the Holy Rosary Cathedral, Kaohsiung Bridge, and the Kaohsiung District Court. Cultural events such as concerts and the Lantern Festival are often held by the river.

The Love River was once heavily polluted, when raw sewage and industrial waste water flowed untreated into the river. Recent efforts by the city government to divert the waste water to the treatment plant in Cijin District has resulted in significantly improved water quality.

愛河,是一條位在台灣高雄市境內的小型河川。源於高雄市仁武區八卦寮,流經高雄市中心並於高雄港出海。長期改造後,現已為知名景點,尤其是兩畔的夜景。曾在2001、2002年兩次作為臺灣燈會主場地;也是之後高雄燈會的舉辦地點。除了固定的節慶,愛河畔也有常態性的街頭表演和舞台表演。

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Taken on February 7, 2009