Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Many Moods of Taichung


Storm over Taichung
For one reason or another I spend quite a bit of time in places overlooking Taichung, giving me plenty of chances to search for that ultimate photograph of the California of Taiwan. With the first big typhoon of the season on its way today, I thought I'd take a look at the many moods of Taichung.


After the rain -- the southern part of Taichung county


Expressways and smokestacks between Taichung and Changhua


Murky skies over the city


Looking north over Wufeng, Dali, and Taiping


Tatu Mountain looms over the southwest side of Taichung


Populated areas come to a halt at steep mountain slopes


Looking toward the old downtown


Looking west toward the sea


Rice paddies abut the city


Mad crowding compelled by Taiwan's mad land use laws on display


Looking north toward the city


Buildings lit up in the morning sun


A closeup of the above


Mountain communities outside the city


Skyline over rice fields


Looking west over Tanzi, just north of Taichung


Clear skies over the city


Looking southwest toward the old downtown


Factories and warehouses north of Taichung


City, sky, smog


Tanzi and the area north of the city


Northern Taichung


The setting sun obscures northern Taichung


Tanzi


A sunbeam lights up the city

3 comments:

Jason said...

Goddammit, Michael, you went and made me "homesick" again.

F said...

How is Taichung the California of Taiwan? I always thought that designation goes to Hualien, which like CA, is the "latter" coast. Throw in the earthquakes, scenery, Pacific ocean, etc ...

Paul Noble said...

Beautiful pictures man.

I was wondering one thing though. You've mentioned the insane land use laws before. I'd be interested to know what it is that they say. So erm... what do they say?