Like Dasi Old Street in Taoyuan, Minquan Old Street in Sanxia was born in the early part of the 20th century. Like Daxi, it came out of being strategically located on a commercially-trafficked river. Unlike Dasi, as roads and rails replaced the rivers used to transport goods and reduced the commercial importance of such market hubs, Minquan Old Street didn’t really re-invent itself in any manner. It’s buildings and shops still appear as they would have decades ago in the time of our grand-and-great-grandparents.
This week brings you more street photos of Taipei, mostly from the Core Pacific City mall (a.k.a. Living Mall) because I took my kids there a couple of days in a row. By the way, Cars 2 is no where near as good as Cars but I did love the Japan set pieces.
On to the photos.
This week’s featured street photos from Taipei are a pleasant mix of feeding hungry ghosts, umbrella, tofu, and a health dose of militarism. It’s just another typical week in the big city.
This week in Taipei was filled with typical summer weather: hot, sunny, and humid with a downpour to break things up mid-afternoon. As such, most of this weeks street photos have rain in them. A lot of rain.
Thanks to a photo challenge, most of this week’s street photos were taken with my mobile phone. I did spend a lunch taking photos at Daxi Street Market in Taoyuan, but they’ll be coming in a soon-to-come post.
So, without further ado, some street
Here are the featured Taipei street photos for the week of June 20, 2011. All the photos were taken since the last feature, 2 weeks ago. He’s looking a little uncomfortable. You shall not pass. Outside seating at a recently-opened French bistro downstairs. I ended up at an IKEA this […]
Last weekend was the Dragon Boat Festival, which I covered in this article. Here are a few more pictures of the Dragon Boat Festival race & activities from Dazhi Park in Taipei that I didn’t include in the article. Comments welcome. Before I go, I’d like to mention the Taiwan […]