Orchids for Sale

This small open bedded truck with a canopy was selling orchids near where I’m staying in Taichung Taiwan at around $1.75 US. I bought one for $3.20. In fact it was the white one in the center of the picture.

Student Looking Closely

My wife and I have been working with the Quanta Culture and Education Foundation to provide papermaking experiences. This was at the Jong-He Elementary School in Chaiyi County, Taiwan.

NanHua University Library

This is a stunning space. Since this was not taken straight the vertical of the windows and stair lands are not perfectly level. Even so, I really like the light coming in from the windows

Workmen in mini van saying goodbye

This is one of the five construction men from the previous photo. He appeared to be the only one who did not chew betel nuts. His teeth are white. I'll try to get a portrait of someone who chews. The mini van all five were riding in is very small and full of tools and junk. It might have been 6' X 4" wide….

Construction Workers

These five workmen had been working on a construction site. They had just finished work. The guy with the pink helmet was called by his fellow workers “Superman”. Yes in English.

Dirty Fake Tulips

I don’t normally take pictures of fake flowers but I’ve walked by these so many times without noticing how much Taichung street grim has collected on their surface.

Cooking on the Grill

We went out to eat at a combination hot pot and barbecue. Toward the close of dinner we cooked dessert. This included marshmallows.

Chicken Feet from a Morning Market

From a morning market in Taichung, Taiwan. Shot with 50mm 1.8 lens at f6.3 1/20 sec ISO 800. Well, I guess you can alway use the toe nails to pick your teeth at the end of the meal.

Sarah on the Swing

This image did not get posted on my blog as intended. As a result it is chronologically out of order. My Granddaughter Sarah really enjoys getting on a swing and being pushed. I wanted to experiment with taking this photo. I set the camera at 200 iso, f 11 and speed at 1/40 second, rapid burst. I then moved the camera to follow her…

Roof Top – Taichung

This a typical roof top for buildings in Taiwan. The silver containers are for water storage. Water is pumped up to these tanks and then when needed water flows using gravity. Pumps are also needed when the flow of water is high.

Japanese Style House

This is a traditional house that faces the house we are staying in in an old section of Taichung. The left portion of this house has been remodeled and is of a very modern style. Most buildings in Taiwan are of a concrete construction with flat roofs

Gate in Taichung

This is a gate in Taichung that I will try taking pictures of at different times of the day. Here is the first one taken at midday.