Posts Tagged ‘An-Ping

09
Jun
08

A Couple More Merchant House pictures…

It has a weather vane!  (I can identify with weather vanes….)

The merchant house overlooks an elementary school park and has these perfectly trimmed trees out on the lawn in contrast to the wild and wily ones at the tree house.

09
Jun
08

The Tree House

“I like the idea of trees as these delicately balanced monstrosities perched over everything.” –Tim (who is found here).

Here are my so-so shots of the Anping Tree House. On the day we went, the three degrees cooler in the shade could be felt beneath the roof which essentially is made up of extended branches and the leaves of the banyan trees.
shadows of trees

Shadows on the outside wall.

I suspect once upon a time there was a door here one could actually enter.

The roots dangle down through the empty rooms, forming curtains that caught the waning afternoon light and swayed gently in the breeze.


The steel beams support the tree roof.

The trees trace the angle of the rooftops.

Close-up of a tree trunk with berries.

29
May
08

A few representative shots from Tainan

Hopefully I’ll get around to really blogging these properly sooner rather than later, but for my colleague who is thinking about showing his buddy around Tainan… Here are some more attractions:

An-Ping otherwise known as Fort Zeelandia (which my cousin, when she took me there, was shocked that I hadn’t seen it before… “What do you DO when you’re here?”

“Uh, family stuff… You know, eat!”

“Oh, right.” Our standing joke is that coming back to Tainan involves significant weight gain in a short period of time because the food is just THAT yummy!)

The fort has a nice twisty staircase and a building with relics inside like ancient swords with those curvy handles whose names are totally escaping me at the moment, but I’m sleep-deprived as usual, so forgive me…

The tree house that has banyan trees growing out of and through it. As well as the merchant house which has exhibits featuring wax figures doing things like gathering salt, signing treaties, and crushing sugar cane.

16
Apr
08

Popular place by An-Ping

We parked our car around here. Apparently lots of people choose it for their eternal rest. It’s out of the city a bit, and perhaps it has good feng shui being close to the water…

14
Apr
08

Dragons in An Ping

These were at the best-tasting shrimp chip shop in An Ping.

They’re made of paper.

Whenever I travel with my cousin, we are very scientific about souvenir food specialties.  There is generally copious tasting involved until the very best sample is selected.  If you’re ever in An-Ping, I recommend this shop– the spicy and the crab-flavored shrimp chips are really good too and they’re not really oily in spite of being deep-fried.  It’s right across from the fort.




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