Friday, January 29, 2010

The Year of the Tiger

Chinese New Year, the most important holiday of the year, is on February 13/14, 2010. The coming year will be the year of the Tiger. New Year decorations often include images of fish, as it is a symbol of prosperity. Full size image available at this link.

Old Farm Tools

Here you can see some of the tools that were used in gathering, harvesting and transporting the sea salt. It was an important industry in southern Taiwan. Hi-rez version is available at this link

Monday, January 4, 2010

Salty Fields

These are salt paddies near Tainan in southern Taiwan. Salt is harvested through evaporation. Download original image here.

Why Is the Sea Salty . . .

 . . . so we can make salt out of it. Above is a closeup of freshly harvested sea salt in south of Taiwan. Taiwan used to produce a lot of sea salt some 50 years ago, but not much is left of that industry today. Full size image can be licensed here.