As I pointed out in last week’s Top 5 Taiwanese Street Market Foods article, there are many more great eats to be consumed than just the five in my list. In fact, there’s a good chance that my top 5 doesn’t even contain one of another Taiwan residents top 5. So, here is some overflow designated as Honorable Mentions.
Welcome to this weeks random collection of random street photos of Taipei. This weeks leftovers consist mostly of non-food related pictures of Raohe Street Night Market (for food-related pictures, see my Top 5 Street Market Foods post from Tuesday) and a few from around the Hsinyi Discrict where the kids treated mommy to a Mothers Day tea time.
And where daddy had very fancy-yet-amazing slow drip iced coffee.
Hey, look! This makes two weeks in a row! Ive also been posting street photos almost daily to my Instagram, too. Weird, right? As I foretold last week, most of these photos were taken around the Vieshow Cinema where I took my kids to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Another week, another set of Taiwan street photography. Before I get to the meat of this weeks street pictures, I need to ask a quick favor from you, the reader. I have an opportunity to participate in a group photo show here in Taipei. There will be 10 photographers shoowing their works with 5 places being reserved for foreigners like me.
Id really like to me among them.
Heres how you can help me gurantee a spot.
This past Saturday I made a trip outside Taipei to the Gongyuan Rd. street market in Hutoushan Park, Taoyuan. On the way back I made a quick stop at a local I-Mei factory that also has a play area, restaurant, and a few other tourist-y bits to it.For those unaware, I-Mei is like the Wonder Bread brand of Taiwan. Its an almost-century old Taiwanese baker and desserts maker. They both sell their products within groceries and through their own outlets and its virtually impossible to go to an engagement dinner without returning home with a box of I-Mei cookies and cakes.
One of the best things about Taiwan are the street markets. Night or day, it doesnt matter. If you are a shopaholic, they are the polar antethesis of an addicts anonymous meeting. If you are a foodie, some of Taiwans best culinary delights are found in them. If you are a culture conisseur, there is no better Taiwanese cultural nexus. If you like photogtaphy, there is no equal in accessibility to such a variety of subject matter.
This is inarguable Truth.
Lets call this an image dump of my favorite Taiwan street photos since the last time I posted…which has admittedly been awhile…