Category Archives : Photography

Photography-related articles and rants.


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Random Encounters: 89 Seafood, Taipei

Both my taxi driver and and my sister-in-law claimed that this is currently the best restaurant in Taipei to get seafood. Im not much of a fan of seafood myself (Im kind of the opposite of a pescitarian), but the street-side kitchen made for a cool photographic subject. If you do enjoy giant crab and happen to be in Taipei, you can find 89 Seafood here.

Now on to the pictures.


Streets Saturday for Week 2 (2014)

So a couple of weeks ago I stopped by the nearest Taipei City street market, Raohe Night Market, which sits next to the Sungshan Train Station, to pick up some dinner. I was also interested in visiting because a coworker claimed that on her last visit she had come across a Texan selling deep fried Oreos.

A Texan in Taipei with a stall at a local street market selling deep fried Oreos.

Well, I confirmed his existance and went home with dinner, some photos from the market, and confirmation that this guy does exist (along with deep fried banana pieces).

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Random Encounters: Dogs at the CKS Memorial on New Years Day 2

No, I didnt stay up late on New Years Eve. Yes, I went to bed early. So did the rest of my family in fact, because New Years Day was an early one for us. Shortly after the sun cleared the horizon we all awoke, found a taxi willing to carry a dog (this took some time), and headed to the Chiang Kaishek Memorial in Taipei to meet up with hundreds of other dog owners in the city. Officially, it was an event to educate dog owners on spaying/neutering their pets, making sure they had their shots, etc… . Unofficially, it was an excuse to let our canine pals run rampant through a national landmark with a huge open space.

And the weather was perfect.


Streets Saturday for Week 1 (2014)

On the last day of the year my wife, a lover of all things Sanrio, met for lunch at a newly-opened Hello Kitty-themed restaurant in the downtown area of Taipei. Afterward, she wanted to take advantage of our location and year-end sales and do some shopping. I waited patiently in front and took pictures of the sidewalk traffic, making sure not to wander to far just in case she wanted my opinion on something.

Quotes intentional.

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