|With upper clouds illuminated|
|The sea around Yehliu|
Yehliu outcrop of mushroom shaped rocks
The iconic Queen's Head - wind eroded mushroom head. Not sure why i came to know about this when i was still a boy.
|Waiting for the crowd to clear and shot this before the lady fully emerges.|
Looks smaller and fragile than we had thought. In fact the figure is so popular that clone models of the Queen's head were erected not far from entrance to 'shorten' the queue for taking pictures. Ugly jump queue incidents had happened before from neighboring country tourists. It was a week day so not too many people there.
The chicken drumstick
|Closer look at the conical shape 'mountain' topped with a central peak|
|General view of the protrusion into the sea|
Monks marvel at the nature's creations. The painted red line is ' no cross' zone and there are park rangers keeping watch and blowing the whistle to warn tourist not to climb or touch the stones.
|A thin crust of eroded pieces remain|
The floral clock of Yangmingshan ( not served by bus 108 but 206). We visited by taxi on a raining day but on the last day we revisited this place with better weather.
Take bus 108 to go round Yangmingshan attraction sites. We took Red5 from Taipei Main Station to Yangmingshan visitor centre. THe queue that morning was super long as the same bus serves several school and colleges and students have priority.
|Sea view Yehliu|
Season is over for cherry blossom but some still there
Heavy rain soon followed and the SUV driver waiting for us to finish our lunch. WIld green vegetable, smelly bean and rice
|We hit this as our first spot. Yes must go see hissing steam and hot bubbling water.|
|General view of the volcanic activities|
Sulphur at the blow hole. P900 zoomed in for the sulfur pool details see below.
Yellow sulfur condensate
Like a face in the ground spilling toxic gases
Milk Ponds due to volcanic composition and see the house top right for scale comparison.
|Pill Box for shells? Zoomed in view instead of doing the actual hike there. Grass pastures for cow.|
|THe long long walk if you wanted in Quintiankang . No cows were spotted.|
|A bit soft as it was drizzling and my filter lens fog up from inside|
|Another one. Yet to ID.|
|Saw this couple so take a peep shot of the interesting expression.|
|Jianshi water falls - the 2nd last station . We missed the first round because they use the Chingshan as station name. So we go one more round and dropped off two stations. Bus fare charges on boarding the bus. When you board the bus there is a plague on top lit up either 'IN' or 'OUT' .|
|Like the elevation plot or Clinomatric maps|
|Saw this processions in Shilin Night market|
|Wrapped with glutinous rice - feel full after consuming one.|
|At Shifen lantern releasing activities on the train track|
I co-add three shots of a fallen lantern and stack them freehand via Helicon Focus which embedded a water-mark on the lower left hand corner
|Cucu train coming.|
|Korean ladies releasing hot air lantern|
|Shifen train terminal - note a failed lantern hung on the ledge|
|Narrow street and shops|
|Rails signalling stuff looks interesting|
Sunrise Taipei 3rd day after two days incessant rain