Taipei Morning Stroll, with Turtle and Lion

July 30, 2011 at 7:53 am 9 comments

Businesses and shops line Taipei's major thoroughfares and side streets, but...

...parks abound, filled with trees, shade, flowers, ponds, and active people: tai chi, tango, zumba and more.

This lovely pond is tucked away by the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

A beautiful 'tray' of lotus plants seems to float on the water

Despite the faraway feeling, Taipei's metropolitan features are just a short stroll away from here

Look closely --- it's a quite yet lively place.

No children playing in the morning's heat, but at dusk, this place will draw many delighted children and families

I love these power-boxes, sometimes fenced in...

...and sometimes right out on the sidewalk.And sometimes right out on the sidewalk…

Motorcycles make sense in city traffic; this building is just a few yards away from three massive Japanese-style department stores, with great food courts in the basement of each one.

Guardian lion mother plays with her cub while keeping an eye on beautiful Taipei.

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  • 1. Nancie McDermott  |  July 30, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Someone may come here to comment that there is no turtle, at least not one easy to see. Correct! I left out the turtle, and at this moment, blog-admin fairies are teaching me a lesson by not allowing me back in to fix that up. I promise to restore the turtle to the morning walk, and I’ll give you a hint; look near the lotus pond in a little while…

  • 2. Belinda Smith-Sullivan  |  July 30, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Nancie, absolutely breathtaking photos! Thanks for taking us along with on this journey.

  • 3. The Duo Dishes  |  July 30, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Agreed! This is a fun look into life in another part of the world.

    • 4. Nancie McDermott  |  July 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      I love you two, and am so pleased you duo-ed all the way over here to join me on my Taipei walkaround. More coming up…Any chance y’all will be at IFBC in NOLA late August?

  • 5. Nancie McDermott  |  July 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    My pleasure, Belinda. We’ll go around on some foodie tours one of these days, right? Right!

  • 6. Jill O'Connor  |  July 30, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Gorgeous…and HOT! What fun you must be having!

    • 7. Nancie McDermott  |  August 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you, Jill. It was sweet and hot and good, every single minute. Still lots of pix and tales to share, so check back by when you have time….

  • 8. Chef Sherlock  |  September 4, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Taipei looks very clean and well maintained – kind of reminds me of Korea. Have you been there?

    • 9. Nancie McDermott  |  September 4, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      It’s a beautiful city, and I’ve only begun to explore its delights, with an emphasis on the culinary ones. I have visited Korea once, en route home from my Peace Corps service in Thailand. I’m long overdue for a return visit, and for an extended one. I only got a quick impression from 3 or 4 days, but I loved being there. There’s a television series on Korean food and travel this fall — maybe you know about it. I’m looking forward to checking it out.


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