2017年10月12日 星期四

Some Pictures from Tainan 台南

Went to Tainan last weekend, and these are some of the pictures I took.



Downtown, at the intersection of Yong Hua Road 永華路 and Shia Lin Road 夏林路.  The Shin Kong Mitsukoshi 新光三越 (the newer one) is down the street.


Stopped for a beer at T.G.I. Friday's.  I like their "white beer" 白生啤酒 a lot.


What's left of the old China Town 中國城 department store.  The Tainan City Government 台南市政府 wants make it so passenger boats can sail (?) down the canals 運河, and into the city.  This plan spelled the end of China Town.


Tainan is a strange mix of the old and new.  Temples stand in the shadow of department stores, and religious processions stall traffic for miles around.  Sometimes this mix of old and new works, sometimes it doesn't.


Rice tamale hanger in a local restaurant.  Rice tamales, or 粽子, are a food often associated with Dragon Boat Festival 端午節.  Rice and other ingredients are steamed inside palm leaves.  This was, by the way, the best meal I had in Tainan last time.


One of the religious processions mentioned above.  This one was only a block long, and didn't interrupt traffic too much.  

I couldn't figure out what god or temple this was for, exactly.  Tainan has hundreds (thousands?) of temples, and many are dedicated to gods that I'm not that familiar with.


The Wu Sheng Night Market 武聖夜市.  I will never go to this place again.  It was crazy crowded, and there wasn't much of a selection in terms of food.  It was also a long, dangerous walk from our hotel.


Not far from the above-mentioned night market.  I have a strange fondness for old signs, and Tainan has a lot.


The view from our hotel room.  This would be looking northeast, towards Min Sheng Road 民生路.

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