Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jiufen (Taipei) 台湾行:黃金山城之九份

地点:九份
时间:五点pm
日期:十月二十三号二零一一年


基隆出发,经过弯曲的山路终于在太阳下山之前抵达九份山城

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,
照片来源:维基百科
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


越夜越美丽的山城
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

地点:野柳地质公园
时间:九点am
日期:十月二十三号二零一一年



没有太多阳光的早晨,我乘搭了台北的客运前往目的地-野柳。野柳车站步行到野柳地质公园只要十分钟,经过渔村时还有一阵”海味“飘过来。


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!
Q1:
▲ 日本藝妓
Japanese Geisha

Q2:
▲ 风化窗
Efflorescence window


Q3:
▲ 还是风化窗
Efflorescence window

Q4:
▲ 蕈状岩
Mushroom rock group

Q5:
▲ 蕈状岩
Mushroom rock group

Q6:
 海蚀凹壁
Ocean erosion concave wall 

Q7:
▲ 海蚀沟
Ocean erosion ditch 

Q8:
▲ 蕈状岩
Mushroom rock group

Q9:
▲ 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
...to be continued