Tag: taiwan

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Taipei 101, originally uploaded by blather. Get the high resolution version » From a brief stopover in Taipei last year. This is the top of the famous Taipei 101 - it took forever to walk to it! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This 101 floor skyscraper, over 500m high, is in Taipei, Taiwan. As of November 2007, it was the world's tallest completed skyscraper. Designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and constructed by KTRT Joint Venture, it can be seen from all over Taipei and it is built to withstand typoons and earthquakes. The Burj Dubai in Dubai will soon overtake the Taipei 101 for height. The main tower features a series of eight segments of eight floors each. In Chinese-speaking cultures the number eight is associated with abundance, prosperity...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Young acrobats practicing in Peace Park, Taipei, originally uploaded by blather. Get the high resolution version » This was a surprise - instead of just "hanging out" on the weekends, young taiwanese acrobats throw each other up in the air in the Peace Park, Taipei- and no safety net!

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Rainy night at the temple, Keelung, Taiwan, originally uploaded by blather. Rainy night at the temple, Keelung, Taiwan

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Guan Yin, buddhist goddess of compassion and mercy, Keelung, Taiwan, originally uploaded by blather. Guan Yin, buddhist goddess of compassion and mercy, Keelung, Taiwan Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. She is also known as the Chinese Bodhisattva of Compassion. Photographed on a rainy night in Keelung. Just me and the cats sheltering outside a temple.