Taiwan Street Photography [Colour]

I found Taiwan fascinating. I plan to write long blog posts like the one about Experiencing Zen & others which are a work in progress. As I was going through my photographs, I saw that so many of them are clicked randomly as I was walking/cycling around the cities. And I felt like sharing them. So here are a bunch of these photographs with almost no long write-ups. *ahem* 😉

I have never really taken photography too seriously. In fact I use my mobile phone (One Plus One) to click pics as I travel. And a lot of times I am busy just observing stuff and don’t bother with the camera at all because I feel it takes away from the experience. Lately however I have been appreciating how photography is also an experience in itself.

So tell me what you think of my Taiwan Street Photography! 🙂

Kite Flying In Anping
Taiwan Street Photography - Anping Kite

Anping boasts of an old town feel in the Southern Taiwan city of Tainan. With fresh ocean air and relaxed lifestyle – this picture of a man flying a Octopus shaped kite was eye catching. I loved that to the side he has a chair and a drink glass. What a relaxed ambiance this place had. 🙂

 Street SnacksTaiwan Street Photography

As I took a quick look behind, I spotted this quaint street food rake. Somehow it felt so Chinese to me. Maybe it was the  traditional Chinese foods sold, Chinese language signboard or just the overall look of the bike crate. Plus of course a cycle brings a smile to my face! 🙂

Religion Adds culture & colour in Taiwan

Taiwan Street Photography

Taiwan Street Photography - Religious Procession

A religious procession. Which religion? Usually a mix of Buddhism and Taoism.

Taiwan Street Photography - Temple

Temples are a common sight while walking Taiwan.

Bamboo Reeds

Taiwan Street Photography - Shifen

Some more culture. Understanding these cultural activities takes quite a bit of effort due to the language differential.

National Flag

Taiwan Street Photography - Flags!Added this picture here because the National flag is everywhere in Taiwan. Whether it is to bolster their feeling of independence from their neighbour or some other reason, it creates a certain ambience.

Why Do Taiwanese Scooters Have Hand Mittens? 
Taiwan Street Photography - Scooter Mittens

This would definitely make sense in winter… but currently it was quite hot when we started noticing that scooter drivers had mittens attached to the handle bars!

Walking
Taiwan Street Photography - Zebra Crossing

Rainy Taiwan Street PhotographySitting by on a rainy day in Taipei. (Notice the national flags)

CyclingTaiwan Street Photography - Bicycle

Owner nowhere in sight. Cycle is left with luggage outside a tourist attraction. Taiwan is easily one of the safest countries in the world.

Taiwan Street photography

The road on top is the dedicated river bike path of Taipei. Loved riding here.

Markets

Taiwan Street Photography - Cabbage baskets

Taiwan Street Photography - Cranberry Juice Seller

Cranberry juice seller at the Raohe night market. I was scared that the night market would be a meat fest and not really for a vegetarian like me, but it wasn’t at all. I enjoyed having some cranberry juice 🙂

TaIwan Street Photography Out In The Countryside

Taiwan Street Photography - mountain town

Had lunch in this sleepy town, as part of the Formosa 900 biking event.

And a quote to leave you with:

Taiwan Street Photography - traffic

Check out the Black White version of some of these photographers here!