Taiwan is the constant target of typhoons, especially from mid-July through mid-September (a.k.a. Typhoon Season). Thankfully, the city of Taipei is protected on the weather-ward side by a mountain chain that transects the island north-to-south like a scoliotic spine. It takes quite a powerful storm to cause Taipei any significant property damage. Typhoon Saola didn't pass muster.
I do love taking photos in the rain, though. I love the way wet pavement adds atmosphere to black & white imagery and the way reds, yellows, blues, and greens pop against the grey of a stormy day. That being the case, I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to go out and take some photos, even though I knew I wasn't going to be able to get more dramatic photos like this or this.
Here's what I was able to get.
As I write this it's still pouring rain, so I'll probably post a few more Saola-driven weather pictures to this blog later on.