Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jiufen (Taipei) 台湾行:黃金山城之九份



Location: Jiufen
Time: 5pm
Date: 23/10/2011

Departed from Keelung, passing through long and winding roads. Finally arrived in Jiufen safely and managed to catch the glorious sunset.

▲ 透过夕阳的光可以隐隐约约看到山的层次
Layers of mountains glowing under the sunset

▲ 夕阳正撒满整个九份,还好能赶上这一刻把它记录下来
The beautiful sunset blankets the mountainous town

▲ 假日的九份,人山人海
Every corner in Jiufen is flooded with people

▲ 进入九份老街,拐个弯就可以找到传说中的芋圆汤
The first thing you must sample in Jiufen Old Street is the super tasty Taro balls

▲ 亮灯后的热闹街道,为九份填上一层复古的味道
When the lights go on, the atmosphere livens instantly

▲ 布袋戏木偶
Taiwanese glove puppets

▲ 听说夜晚的九份老街是千与千寻的灵感来源之一,
Are you a fans of Hayao Miyazaki? According to Wiki, Jiufen Old Street is one of the inspirations for his masterpiece - Spirited Away 
image sourced from: Wiki

很匆忙的走玩九份老街,唯一能让我停下脚步的是以茶、陶、画结合的- 九份茶坊。除了九份茶坊外,还有一家兄弟店「天空之城」。
I am neither a tea nor a coffee person, but I am very fascinated with the extraordinary ambience in Jioufen Teahouse 

▲ 一进门,让我想起小时候在等待食物的情景。一股木炭香和冒着蒸汽的锅子,迫不及待的想要知道锅子里到底藏着什么?
Into the shop I took my first step, engulfing me with this familiar charcoal smell that reminded me of my grandma's rustic kitchen

▲ 时间有限,没办法坐着品茶。很想把眼睛看到的全部都拍下来,不听话的手还是没办法留着最美的一面。
I can't help by taking numerous photos, although they look much prettier in reality
▲ 打破传统的茶坊,品茶又怎么会是老套的玩意呢?
Having Chinese tea in such a breath-taking place is a dream-come-true!

▲ 不捨得的心情离开了茶坊,沿路走回头时看到很多神秘的巷弄
"I will be back soon!"

▲ 时光倒流的夜,仿佛又回到了十岁
A surreal night brought me back to my childhood days

▲ 有人说,九份的白天和黑夜犹如置身在两个不同的世界。
Night and day in Jiufen belong to 2 different worlds

What a nice scene to end the trip :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yehliu Geological Park (Taipei) 台湾行:野柳地质公园



Time: 9am
Date: 23/10/2011

2 destinations for the day - Yehliu and Jiufen. 
Boarding at Taipei bus station, it took about an hour to arrive at Yehliu bus stop, followed by a short 10 mins walk to Yehliu Geological Park.

▲ 看到渔船就联想到对海特别情有独钟的爸爸
Dad will be excited like a little boy if he sees these fishing boats

▲ 排列在岸边的船,每一辆都很有特色
The scene will be so dull without these boats

▲ 停下来问路的时候,亲切的渔民跟我分享在岸边得到的战利品
When I stopped to ask for directions, one of the fishermen couldn't resist to show me his catch of the day 

▲ 花贝壳
Flower shell

▲ 台湾独有的木制明信片
Wooden postcards are very popular in Taiwan

▲ 十分钟后,到了!
Here we are!

  • 野柳有很多奇形怪状的石头,有些还让我摸不着头脑。有了野柳地质公园全球资讯网相关现在资料就开始我的“看图说故事”时间。
  • Yehliu is well-known for it's naturally-formed geological structures. Not much details can be found in their english official website but I will try my very best to share all the pictures and info I've taken. Let's begin!
▲ 日本藝妓
Japanese Geisha

▲ 风化窗
Efflorescence window

▲ 还是风化窗
Efflorescence window

▲ 蕈状岩
Mushroom rock group

▲ 蕈状岩
Mushroom rock group

Ocean erosion concave wall 

▲ 海蚀沟
Ocean erosion ditch 

▲ 蕈状岩
Mushroom rock group

▲ 海蚀壶穴
Ocean erosion pot hole

▲ 偏地的贝壳

▲ 离开了野柳,上了公车来到基隆。
Leaving Yehliu, arriving in Keelung
▲ 在基隆车站又转车到九份...

Transiting at Keelung station towards Jiufen 
...待续九份之旅 be continued