2018年2月24日 星期六

Looking Down from Up High 從頂樓往下看

Got around quite a bit this Chinese New Year vacation.  Guanshan, Seattle, Port Angeles, Taipei, and (of course) Taitung City.  I'd love to say that it was all fun and games, but after a while air travel is just exhausting, and train rides lose their charm.  我今年寒假去很多地方:  關山, 西雅圖, 安吉利斯港, 台北.  當然也有台東市.  我想說這一次的旅遊很愉快, 可是很快地坐飛機成為一件很累的工作, 坐火車也沒那麼有趣了.


This was taken from the top floor of Mackay Hospital's new building.  The Taiping River, with Taitung's "industrial area" on the other side.  這是在馬偕醫院的最高樓拍的.  前面是太平溪, 另外一邊則是台東的 "工業區."


The school to the left is Tung Hai Elementary, where I happen to work.  That hill to the right is Li Yu Mountain, which lies in the center of Taitung City.  左邊那所學校是我上班的東海國小.  右邊小山坡是位於台東市中間的鯉魚山.


The Taiping River again, this time looking toward the Pacific.  That white bridge is Jung Hua Road, the main route through town.  流入太平洋的太平溪.  白色的橋是台東市最重要的中華路.


For most of Chinese New Year we were staying at my wife's aunt's apartment in Sanchong District, New Taipei City.  Most of Sanchong looks like this.  There is nothing interesting in Sanchong.  過年的時候我們住在阿姨的公寓.  這個公寓在新北市三重區.  三重大部分都像上面的照片沒有甚麼景點.


This is from the roof of my wife's aunt's apartment building.  You can see the Taipei 101 to the far right, and the Yuanshan Hotel in the middle.  The Danshui River divides Sanchong from downtown Taipei on the left side, and the Jung Shan Freeway (#1) cuts across Sanchong to the right.  這是阿姨那棟大樓樓頂的風景.  最右邊有台北101.  圓山大飯店在中間.  台北市與三重區中間隔著淡水河.  照片右邊可以看到中山高速公路.


It's a very claustrophobic place, and while walking around Sanchong I often wondered where the sun went.  三重是個很擠的地方.  在這附近散步能感受到陽光的時間應該不長.


So many people, living so close together.  So different from Taitung!  那麼多人擠在一起.  跟台東完全不一樣!


We spent the last two days of vacation back in Taitung City.  This was taken from the roof of our apartment building.  寒假最後兩天我們在台東市.  這是在我們大樓頂樓拍的.


Looking southwest.  Beinan Mountain is the nearer peak in the background.  Not sure what the tallest mountain in the background is called.  往西南邊看.  比較近的山坡是卑南山.  我忘記後面那座最高的山的名字了.


And this is the view east, towards downtown Taitung.  A hazy, warm day.  Spring is here!  往台東市區的方向.  很溫暖的一天.  春天真是來了!

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