Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Traditional Chinese Courtyard


Traditional Chinese Courtyard, originally uploaded by Shi Yali.
A Chinese temple with a courtyard and red doors

By: Shi Yali

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Cable Stayed Bridge with Orange Clad Cables

A modern single tower cable stayed bridge with massive steel cables. It crosses Dapeng Bay Bridge and is Taiwan's first moveable cable-stayed bridge. By: Shi Yali

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Vintage Rice Hulling Machine


Vintage Rice Hulling Machine, originally uploaded by Shi Yali.
An old large piece of equipment used to hull rice in Taiwan

By: Shi Yali

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Vintage Iron Railway Bridge


Vintage Iron Railway Bridge, originally uploaded by Shi Yali.
Old iron truss bridge across the Gaoping River in Taiwan. This bridge was built by Japanese engineers in 1913 and was in operation until 1987.

By: Shi Yali

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Raw Squid Skewers


Raw Squid Skewers, originally uploaded by Shi Yali.
Squid on skewers is prepared to be grilled. Taiwanese love seafood in all shapes and styles. The picture was taken on the island of Qijin in Kaohsiung.

By: Shi Yali

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Freshly Grilled Corn Cobs


Freshly Grilled Corn Cobs, originally uploaded by Shi Yali.
An outdoor vendor sells barbecued corn on the cob, a popular street food in Taiwan.

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Sweet Potatoes Drying in the Sun


Sweet Potatoes Drying in the Sun, originally uploaded by Shi Yali.
Sweet potatoes are hung up to dry before being baked in large clay ovens. It is a popular street food during the winter and early spring months.

By: Shi Yali

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Large Pineapple Fruits


Large Pineapple Fruits, originally uploaded by Shi Yali.
Taiwan has a long history of pineapple cultivation. In some places you can visit historic cannaries from the early 20th century.
Cultivated pineapple plants (Ananas comosus) with ripe fruits

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Two Lovely Hand-Painted Umbrellas

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Two more examples of these attractive art and craft products seen in a Hakka Cultural Center in Pingtung in southern Taiwan.

Beautiful Bamboo Umbrella

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The Chinese Hakka people are famous for their traditional painted bamboo umbrellas.