101 Eastbound

Taipei Classic:  A postcard view of the City of Taipei taken from Elephant Mountain.

I almost gave up all hopes of taking good photos after I saw the weather forecast showing a week of rainfall in Taipei.  Surprisingly, we had good weather the whole time since we arrived here.  Weather is really unpredictable in Taipei. 🙂  I also did not know what to expect or see here (other than Taipei 101 of course) but this city turned out to be an enjoyable one not only in terms of food but also in its architecture.  Photography for me of course is a given; and with the cool and unexpected beautiful weather, I really enjoyed those photowalks out in the cold. 🙂

The image above is a classic view of Taipei City taken from the Fireworks Lookout of Elephant Mountain in Xinyi District.  Every photographer visiting Taipei must have this shot.  The climb up the hill to get to this viewpoint is challenging enough, but the view is definitely worth it and extremely rewarding.  I waited on this location for hours and not willing to move or give up my spot as other photographers were already set-up to capture this twilight moment.  Besides, no one knows what the weather will be like the following day; so I have no intentions of coming back.  Sorry about that.  🙂

I can’t wait to write about this beautiful and progressive Asian city in my next post.  Meanwhile, I have saved a few photos from this recent trip.  You can click here for the photo gallery.  Enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them and I hope this inspires you to visit this beautiful and surprising city (in case you haven’t done so).

Happy Holidays Everyone!  Thank you for reading.

See you in my next post.  Cheers!!!  🙂