Top Shot: Sunset Bike Ride

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A cyclist rides by The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, which is a national landmark monument and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. It is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph by Theerasak Saksritawee


Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei

Centrally located in Taipei’s business center, Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel offers world-class cuisine, stunning accommodation, and dramatic views of the city’s skyline.

The sleek and modern interior design is a blend of Eastern and Western influences, with gleaming marble floors, elegant dark woods, and Sung Dynasty inspired artworks. Rooms are exquisitely decorated in creamy neutral tones, and feature high-ceilings, state-of-the-art amenities, and spectacular views.

The hotel’s prize-winning restaurants serve everything, from Japanese and Cantonese cuisines to gorgeous Italian fare, while the spa – perched on the 40th floor – includes a fabulous rooftop swimming pool and an ultramodern fitness center.



台北吉祥 / 台北街視

1940 年出生的我,可說是與日本的高度發展一起成長,對我而言,街道的劇烈變化、或是迎接著明日的人們的活力,就是我的一種營養劑。




第1、2張 | 須田一政 Suda Issei,<台北吉祥>,1983,cibachrome 
第3、4張 | 須田一政 Suda Issei,<台北街視>,1990,RP print
 © 須田一政 Suda Issei courtesy of aura gallery taipei

2016.1.30 – 3.12 @ aura gallery taipei


The Real Housecats of Houtong Cat Village.

So, Houtong is a hillside coal mining town northeast of Taipei. The mining industry tanked in the 90’s, and a lot of folks left the town - which apparently ended up with a large population of abandoned cats. (Shame on you people.) BUT - a few years ago, one of the locals posted about the place online and it went viral, so now it’s a popular tourist attraction!

Just a few of the many photos I took on a recent trip to northern Taiwan. I’ve been really enjoying street/travel photography lately - it’s a great way to explore, study lighting, people-watch, find the little details hidden in the world, and to practice composition on the fly. I’ll be posting more photosets from the trip here on my tumblr over the next two weeks!