Saturday, May 31, 2008
The 3-some Deity (with all due respect, they always portrayed in 3, no other meaning), the famous 福禄寿, loosely representing wealth, happiness and health.
The entrance to the famous food street at the back. Crowded alley with lots of food to sample and stuff to look at or buy.
This is an old cinema. The poster of the movie shown is actually another movie by Hou Hsiao Hsien, 恋恋风尘
The weather in Jiu Fen is quite unpredictable. It was becoming very windy and starts to rain at the end of the visit.
This is the town of Rui-Fang 瑞芳. The town is reachable by train from Taipei. I forgot the journey time but it should be around 1-1/2 hrs depending on what type of train you took on.
From the train station, there're lots of cab driver who's willing to bring you around Jin Gua Shi (JGS) 金瓜石 and Golden Waterfall (GW) 黄金瀑布 and they come complete with a clear folder of the pics of the place and also recommendations/comments from the tourist too.
Everyday is a winding road - Sheryl Crow
That was the mine which was in operation for quite a while ago. That's why the place got its gold-related name.
No no... this is not the Nefertiti-look-alike rock in Yeliu, North Taiwan, which regretably I missed due to lack of time.
Interesting formation of the rock, after years and years of enduring the waves and strong wind.